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Episode 165 : Judy Melinek & TJ Mitchell On “First Cut” & Collaboration

Featured Guest: Judy Melinek & TJ Mitchell

  • Jan 22, 2020
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“We never cut corners on the science”

Dr. Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist and TJ Mitchell is a professional writer. Together they have released their second book, “First Cut” and they join to discuss the fun and power of collaboration in creating this wonderful book. This episode is packed with incredible insights around collaboration, creativity, and having fun with the process. No spoilers about “First Cut”, so definitely go read it for yourself!

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Key Learnings

1. What being on a press junket is like and the fun of #MOTTIRL (Met on Twitter, then in real life)

2. How collaboration drove the creation of “First Cut”

3. The importance of tempo, reading aloud, & food in an effective collaboration

4. Bringing a strong sense of reality into a work of fiction

5. 7 CSI fails and how TV and movies get it wrong

6. Who Judy thinks is the archetype forensic pathologist (this is a great call)

7. Accurately reflecting what living in San Francisco looks and feels like

8. How Judy’s commitment to public health informs her storytelling, and her reflections around #ThisIsOurLane

Links

Twitter: @drjudymelinek, @TJMitchellWS

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