This is a link to a blog post about the recently released full transcript of the many story conferences George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Lawrence Kasdan had about Raiders of the Lost Ark. All those phone conversations, transcribed.
The post is just the highlights and some lessons learned (about point 4: um, yeah. It sure puts Wesley’s time as the Dread Pirate Roberts into perspective) but I thought some folks here might be interested in reading how one of the most popular stories of the last several decades was conceived.
I haven’t read the transcript myself, since I’m supposed to be working on my book right now.
Seen via matt_ruff