Early LOST writers' guide is a tribute to self-delusion

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."

(Thanks, Zack!)