>Is it normal for the writer/creator to have as much >input and power as you seem to?
In TV, the writer/producer is the one in charge. The more producer-heavy a show is, the more that gets spread around. Certainly folks like Bochco and Kelley are unchallenged in this respect; ditto Chris Carter . It's simply a matter of whether or not it's sufficiently important to you that you'll fight like hell to maintain control.
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