Former General Hospital Writer Karen Harris: "We Don't Make Widgets, We Write Scripts"

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Ex-General Hospital scripwriter Karen Harris spoke out about the realities of writing for daytime in the current climate to Check out what the veteran of primetime (Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk) and creator of the web soap pilot Life in General had to say about the breakneck pace of writing for GH, brought on by new production demands.


People were getting tendentious and it's just not healthy. It's not a healthy way to work. And we don't make widgets, we write scripts and you begin to feel like…I'd been doing it fourteen of the last seventeen years. I've been working at ABC Daytime. It's been great and they've been very good to me and it was really time to move on.

For more of what Harris had to say—like how GH script writers now have to write 90-page scripts each week, with five-day turnarounds—go to