John and Craig discuss why most characters are liars, and how that’s actually a good thing. John offers seven suggestions for picking character names that will help your readers. Then we look at a three page challenge that’s been filmed to see what worked on the page versus on screen.
In follow-up, we discuss the Aereo decision and our mutual love of Slate’s Culture Gabfest.
Finally, we answer a reader question about the proper protocol for checking in after a meeting.