I have always wanted to sit quietly beside a writer and watch him or her work for a few days. I’m fascinated by a writer’s process, and I often wonder if writers are applying their craft in the same way I do.
Actually, I’ve wanted to do the same thing for editors.
Are they applying their red pen with the sinister grins and diabolical laughter that I envision?
This video doesn’t show the kind of writing that I had in mind, but it might be better. A documentarian filmed The Rolling Stones as they were writing “Sympathy for the Devil” and captured their process in full.
I’ve watched it twice already. Completely fascinating.