Written by Brian W. Smith, CNNArtistic Director, Dramatic ArtsAbout BrianW.

    Smith is an Associate Editor for CNNArtists and the co-author of the new book, The Dramatic Art of Murder: The Science of Dramatic Narrative.

    He’s also the author of the award-winning book, How to Write a Dramatic Drama About Murder, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2007.

    In this interview, he talks about the history of the genre and the different kinds of drama, the importance of storytelling and the importance in telling stories.

    Q: Tell us about your first exposure to the genre?

    A: It was in high school.

    I read the screenplay for the movie about a young girl who goes missing and is later found by a detective.

    It was the only story I read that had drama in it, and that’s when I knew I wanted to write my own story.

    Q/A: I know this was your first taste of the drama genre, but did you really know it was the genre you wanted to pursue?

    A/I was not aware that there was drama.

    It took me a while to figure it out.

    But as a teenager, it was a real eye opener for me.

    I would go to movies, and there was always a scene where a character had an emotional crisis, or a relationship in jeopardy, or something that was really affecting.

    And I would get this huge surge of energy, and I would feel like I needed to write something.

    And that was my first glimpse of drama.

    Q.: You’ve written several books and articles about the genre.

    What made you decide to write the book?


    It’s a very long process to write, but it’s very rewarding.

    I have a great deal of respect for the craft of writing, because it’s not just about a single script.

    I love reading what people write, and having the time to reflect and analyze it is very rewarding for me as an author.

    Q-So how did you come up with the idea for the book, and what kind of inspiration did you get?

    A-I think I had a couple of influences.

    One was the first book that I read in highschool.

    It had a very simple structure.

    It told the story of a family.

    And one of the characters was a girl who went missing, and was found by an adult detective, and then ended up dying.

    And she was a very strong character, because I really loved her.

    And there were other characters, but that’s the one that I was drawn to the most.

    And the second thing was, I had an idea for a crime drama.

    And it was about a family that was involved in a drug-running and murder that took place in their own house, which I think is a common genre.

    So, I think those two influences, the one with the structure, and the one about the characters, came together in my head, and they led me to this idea.


    I know that the main character in the book is a girl named Amy, but how old is she?

    A A little bit over 10.

    She’s the youngest of four children.

    She lives with her parents, and her brother, and sister.

    She goes to school, goes to college, and is the one who has to navigate the world.

    And when she goes to high school, she ends up in a room with her mother and father, and she ends the year in a mental hospital.

    She becomes the only person who has been seen by a psychiatrist, and he tries to figure out why she’s gone missing.

    She has a difficult relationship with her father, who is an alcoholic.

    The book is set in the year 1900.

    Q&A: What makes this story different from other crime drama books?

    A The story focuses on a family who is involved in drug- and murder-running, and their relationship with the world is very complex.

    They’re trying to solve a mystery, and ultimately, they decide to take a drug that will help them to survive.

    And at the same time, they are struggling to stay alive.

    Q & A: How do you keep readers on their toes?

    A It’s really important to make sure that you tell the story in a way that you understand and that you enjoy.

    I think the best way to do that is to keep them engaged.

    You know, they’re not going to understand what’s going on, and you can’t make them feel like you’re trying too hard.

    And they need to keep reading, and keep going.

    And if you don’t do that, they might not read any further.

    Q The plot of the book involves the characters getting into a car accident, and Amy is forced to kill her parents to save her life.

    But she’s also a genius, and it’s her life that’s at stake.

    What is it about her that makes her so special?

    A Amy is smart.

    She is also very, very


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