Steven Moffat, on working on Doctor Who, and why he’s passionate about keeping endings and story elements close to his chest while writing.
(Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine interview, June 2008 [x])wsswatson)
It changes the experience of writing if I give too much away.
Right now, I’ve got an idea for the ending which I’m extremely excited about, but I don’t wanna say it out loud.
Not because it would matter if anyone knew about it, but just because saying it out loud might spoil the magic—you might look disappointed.
So I need to cling to this idea—in fact, that’s a relevant thing to say about writing.
Before, I’ve told people things and they seem underwhelmed, so I’ve lost faith in it from that point on!
The most truthful thing I have said in this interview, about writing, is the importance of these secrets: The magic of Not Telling Anyone Yet.
I know Russell [T. Davies] thinks that way too — he won’t tell anybody what he’s doing. Because it turns to ashes in your mouth. It almost becomes ordinary.
These are just the tip of the iceberg.
Strange…but a morning on a foreign balcony with a cup of coffee was more peaceful than I’ve been in ages. I understand my cousin’s decision to move despite the she-devil and language barrier.
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