BBC writersroom interviews Coronation Street and Primeval writer, Debbie Oates.
Debbie talks about how she writes her way through writer's block and how casting your favourite actors in our head, can help you overcome obstacles in developing characters.
She talks about the importance of drafting and redrafting, how messy and manual a process writing can be - and how every writer has their favourite mug that no one else is allowed to use.
Read this script from the BBC TV Drama archive.
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