Hello Stage32 friends, I am looking for any television writers (current, or formerly in the business) who would like to be interviewed for an academic project I am working on. Hollywood is an ever-evolving, volatile place and what I've observed most often is information on how to become the next Spielberg, cultivate your craft as an actor, or break in with below-the-line (yet coveted) agency or studio careers. As a television writer, what did you do to "break in"? I've seen everything from write specs, to become a published author, to unexpected elevator pitch at Panera bread, but no single clear-cut path to success. I believe that is exactly what makes this topic so lively and refreshing. We all know the phrase "KEEP WRITING" but what other quotes or personal sayings inspire you? My personal favorite is "The Ninth Path" by Hunter S. Thompson.