Zack sez, "After writing, casting and shooting the pilot for LOST in less than six weeks, how did J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof prepare the show to go to series? Here's a PDF of the guide for writers in how to conceive stories...almost all of which went out the window, including a promise that the show would be 'self-contained,' the plans to make the show's base a 'jungle' set (built on a soundstage) and that Locke has 'A PLAN' (he didn't). It's a fascinating look at how to create a structure for a TV show -- and the changes that can happen once that show actually gets made."
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.