Variety’s new weekly series, “Hollywood How-To,” will tackle all things writing, with broader conversations about everything from crafting characters to navigating the writer’s room.

Creator of the HBO series “Watchmen,” Damon Lindelof explains how he defied the “write what you know” myth for his new series. In this in-depth conversation with Variety the writer reveals his step-by-step process to tackling the blank page.

Watch the full video above for all of Lindelof’s tips on creating a script.