Ricky Gervais is one of the most brilliant comedic writers around, he created the award winning series The Office, hosted the Golden Globes twice and much more. But he learned his most valuable writing lesson when he was 13-years-old, while trying to get back at a teacher.
In the first installment of Fast Company‘s “Creation Stories” — a series that aims to “entertain while shedding some light on the creative process” — Gervais explains his writing process. He describes that while writing “the most boring story in the world,” he actually learned a valuable lesson: “Write what you know.”
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