Whether you're a writer or not, you need a champion - someone who is pulling for you. Someone who wants to see you succeed just as much as you want to. Whether this is your mom, a husband or wife, or in this interview guest's sake, the VP of Talent Development and Outreach with Nickelodeon! The process of writing, and really overall the entertainment industry in general, is a solitary and at times, terribly frightening experience...but if you don't go it alone, and you have a mentor or someone backing you, supporting you emotionally and most importantly, believing in you, you're on your way and things will simply feel a little easier.
When I asked Karen Kirkland to be my guest on the Curious About Screenwriting podcast, I honestly believe she was even more excited to be on that I was to have her as my guest! And listen, I was thrilled to schedule her interview. I was thrilled not only because I knew Karen would be a great interview, but because she is a natural champion of writers and creative people.