"Chaos is a ladder" - Littlefinger, sketch writing genius

Thanks so much for that pop structure comparison. Being able to view this through such a familiar lens clicked a whole bunch of things into place all at once.

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Feb 15, 2022Liked by Mike Trapp

The "too good to omit" line gives me pause. On the one hand, the famous writing advice of "kill your darlings" comes to mind, but on the other hand given how short sketches are a thing that's too good to not include is probably worth morphing more of the sketch around it than with other kinds of writing. Any advice on how to tell the difference between "Wait, no, this is perfect, it must go into the sketch" and "what we have here is a hilarious joke for a different sketch"?

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Dec 5, 2022Liked by Mike Trapp

I'm recently subscribed and catching up on all the posts - but I love giving yourself 15 minutes-1 hour for brainstorming. I'm sure this is obvious to most people, but I rush through my brain storming sessions, and I think if I actually put on a timer, it will hold me accountable to keep thinking no matter what. I'm very impatient when it comes to ideas, so I appreciate the practical advice :)

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