coen brothers on writing

TERRY GROSS: so since you’re writing a movie together now, can i ask you a little bit about what the writing process is when you write a movie together? do you write in the same room together? do you share ideas after you’ve written separately?

COEN 1: it’s mostly napping.

COEN 2: we go to the office. you know, we’re there. we’re in a room together. we take naps. but, you know, the important thing, we’re there at the office should we be inspired to actually write something.

from their fresh air interview.