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Sept. 4, 2023

EP 216: Interview with Screenwriter and Podcaster Brock Swinson

EP 216: Interview with Screenwriter and Podcaster Brock Swinson

Today, co-host Tete DePunk will be interviewing author and interviewer Brock Swinson, who reached out to our podcast. Brock Swinson is the author of Ink by the Barrel: Secrets from Prolific Writers.

He is also the interviewer for Creative Screenwriting Magazine, a publication dedicated since 1994 to educating and exploring the field of screenwriting and its creative minds at the helm. Additionally, Swinson hosts the podcast, Creative Principles, a podcast focused on discussion of the creative principle and key figures in the creative world today. 

I’ve provided links to the Creative Screenwriting Magazine and the Creative Principle Podcast in the description. Throughout his career, Brock Swinson has gained an impressively thorough knowledge of the screenwriting world. He has had the opportunity to discuss indepth the creative principles and know-how of the field with some of the best minds in the industry.

Tete asks Brock the following questions:

  1. How did you get into the field of creative screenwriting? 

  2. What challenges did you face in this particular industry? 

  3. How has screenwriting changed throughout the past 10 years? 

  4. Does AI, as some purport, threaten the agency and integrity of screenwriters today? 

  5. In your view, what were the factors that have led to the recent strikes from the Writers Guild of America? Have these factors been present for a long time standing? 

  6. Did you ever face set-backs in your career? If so, how did you overcome them?

  7. How can aspiring screenwriters and writers get into the industry? 

  8. What advice would you impart to yourself when you first began in this field? 


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