Episode 39 - Peter Nelson [Author | Screenwriter]

Peter Nelson Screenwriter Author

The award-winning author and screenwriter Peter Nelson discusses why you must be malleable for what you are doing, how happiness isn't a place that you can arrive to but rather a verb and why you just need to consistently "chop the wood." Enjoy!

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Show Notes:

5:01 - The story behind Peter's famous high-school award-winning essay.

7:15 - The fateful evening when Peter discovered that you can get paid to write sitcoms. 

11:12 - "Leave-behinds" for pitches. 

13:43 - Peter's favorite sitcoms.

19:28 - "You always have to keep writing ..."

25:39 - "Be malleable for what you are doing ..."

Peter Creature Keepers

27:48 - "I am lazy, but lucky ..."

32:22 - Peter's thoughts on the evolution of TV & Film.

35:07 - "Chop the wood ..."

38:30 - "Share your ideas with people ..."

47:26 - Wise advice from a librarian. 

56:07 - "Don't care so much about what others will think ..."

60:23 - "Happiness isn't a place you can arrive to, but rather a verb."

64:44 - "Never throw anything away ..."

How to reach Peter: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Book Recommendations (Affiliate Links included):

Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Half Magic by N.M. Bodecker


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