When we heard Marlana Hope was coming to Ekstrand to visit Mrs. Rojas's English Language Arts class, we all got super excited. Marlana is a writer on many ABC TV shows such as Army Wives, Desperate Housewives and Friday Night Lights. She came to tell us that writing can be a good career and about what it's like working on a set with actors and film crews. We learned that it takes a lot of hours for writers, actors, producers, etc. just to make one 45 minute episode! She gets to work with the actors she writes lines for on a regular basis. Marlana helped us understand that if you work hard in life, you can go wherever you want...and that you can get paid for writing!