A writer knows the characters in a story better than anyone. They work with their team to develop a script that follows a proper storyline which has a logical beginning, middle, and end. Writers must change their stories many times before a final script is approved.
I always enjoyed taking creative writing classes in school and I enjoy it even more now that I get paid to do it! Seriously though, when I was in school I used to think, “Why do I have to learn this?” “How will this ever help me later in life”? Now every time I buy groceries with my paycheck, I say “So that's why I had to learn this - so I can eat!” And, the best part is I don't have to eat cafeteria food anymore.
On-Air Promotions, The Hub
Writing for animation is 80% hard work, 15% things you learned in school, and 5% crazy awesomeness that leaks out of your brain.