I have a friend with a wonderful manner of reflecting in speech. It's one of his ways of being actively conversational. If you share something, he might reply, "Hmm — I like that. That's interesting to me because (X), which makes me think of (Y)." It's a great structure, and one I've tried to adopt.
People often ask for my advice on how to land a job at Pixar, where I worked as a Story Artist for many years. Recently, the question came up again, and I thought I'd answer it here.
Recently, a few of us on production were asked to write about our relationship to the film we're making: What was our stake in it? What was the appeal? What were we bringing to the table? This was my response.
I'm currently helping to develop an independent feature: the narrative, characters, themes, and dialogue; the whole shebang. I collaborate with a few people, moving fluidly between sticky notes, conversations, script pages, and sketches. Notably, we improv.