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Tue, May 13, 2014 12:49 PM EDT
Tags:  Mindy Kaling, TV

And it's fairly simple:

"Read everything, watch everything, listen carefully, take notes," she told the Hollywood Reporter. She also revealed that she would love to write for "Mad Men" and described the secret to a great pitch: "Pretend you are telling your favorite idea to your smartest friend."

(Hollywood Reporter)