Pulling Your Hair Out: Conversations About The Writing Process

TV writer Richard Lowe talks with writers about how they write and what drives them to pull their hair out. (New episodes coming April 2019!)
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Mar 21, 2018

Nadia Madden is a former 911 dispatcher turned screenwriter. She’s found success as a Humanitas: New Voices Finalist and Sundance Episodic Storylab Semifinalist. Her law enforcement background finds its way into every script. Nadia often writes about underdog characters, particularly women, who persevere despite their circumstances. And although her San Francisco, Chinatown one-hour pilot is intentionally not laden with martial arts, Nadia happens to hold a first degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.

"They say, 'Write what you know.' I think it's writing what you know emotionally, whether you want to or not that's gonna come out."

• Nadia Madden on Twitter

Humanitas Prize: New Voices

Sundance Episodic Story Lab


// Pulling Your Hair Out is produced and hosted by Richard Lowe. Music by Joshua Moshier.


Mar 7, 2018

Marc Warzecha is a comedy writer living in Los Angeles. He is a Writers Guild of America Associate Member, and was a writer for Season 2 of Comedy Central's Detroiters. Marc recently wrote for Disney Digital's Babble brand and was a recent finalist in NBC Writers on the Verge and Final Draft Big Break. With The Second City comedy theatre, he is multiple-time Jeff Award nominated head writer/director. His work as a satirist has been featured on ABC's "Nightline," Newsweek magazine, and the Washington Post, he has guested on CNN's "Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and NPR's "All Things Considered."

"Sometimes when I first sit down to write, I'll take out a spiral notebook and write anything that might be churning in my mind, especially if I'm in the middle of a really busy day. Writing out my emotions, writing out how I'm feeling right now, getting that on the page to kind of release it."

• Marc Warzecha on Twitter

• Marc's website

• Marc's pilot The Trumpmaid's Tale

The Second City

Lee Jessup, career coach

The TV Writer's Workbook by Ellen Sandler

Bricks & Scones



// Pulling Your Hair Out is produced and hosted by Richard Lowe. Music by Joshua Moshier.