It’s pretty rare for me to hold forth on any subject, and about myself almost never. And verbally? Forget it. I prefer to stay in the shadows until called, lurch briefly into view, communicate with facial expressions, then shift back into darkness.
It’s what made me so great at job interviews in the way back.
Interviewer: “So, Walker, tell us about yourself.”
Me: *shifts uncomfortably* *vomits*
Nevertheless, the lovely Scott Myers of Go Into the Story (the official screenwriting blog of the Black List), convinced me to speak at length about my least favorite topic: me. He interviews the winners of the Nicholl Fellowships each year (I won for my screenplay Street Rat Allie Punches Her Ticket) and posts the results on the blog. Mine is up this week in four parts.
Despite my aversion to all things me, Scott made the interview fun. I also got to jabber on about screenwriting, which I love. So if you’re interested in checking it out–meaning you’ve read all other writing on the internet, plus all print books in existence, plus cleaned your fingernails and toenails and washed your hair and made waffles and figured out all the Witcher timelines and you’re STILL BORED–well, here it is: