Scripting his own success

By Peter Pollack

Trauma surgeon writes screenplays in his off-hours

“I was in the operating room till midnight last night,” explains Mark R. Brinker, MD, lowering his voice and shifting his tone. “You can open the article that way…‘He got home at midnight, opened his computer, and worked for 45 minutes on his screenplay. The light was dim. He didn’t want to wake his wife or his 18-month-old baby. He creaked into the chair…’”

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