Character is character and voice is voice, which translates nicely from writing novels to writing TV. But the process is different. You have a writer's room, people pitch you jokes and you collaborate.
I sometimes read about authors who say they require a perfectly silent room maintained at precisely 68 degrees, with trash bags taped over the windows and a white-noise machine in the corner to write, and I think, 'Who are these people, and do any of them have kids?
People are always coming up to me with my books and saying, 'You write these things I think but I could never say.
People say I'm not good at writing about men. My dad left when I was 16. Give me a break. I'm doing the best I can.
The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence - the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day - the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying.
Whenever people with money have power over people with less money, you have the potential for exploitation.