1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.
3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.
4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.
Very excited about PREMIUM UNLEADED. Patrick is working hard - over halfway done with the screenplay based on our outline; and I’m already making a second pass over the script.
His writing strengths are my weaknesses, and perhaps vice-versa - which has me feeling stoked about our combined effort.
By the time he’s finished with his draft, I’ll have caught up with my contributions and we’ll have a version that’s been written by both of us, which we’ll start sharing with potential investors.
I’m excited about the prospect of making a feature, and the material is really strong so far. I know we have people on our team that can pull this off. Glad to see the Heart-Beat Productions machine in motion.
- Just would like to point out how great it feels to actually be writing instead of just talking about writing.
- Excited about my first feature-length screenplay: IN SEARCHING
- It’s coming better and easier than I’d anticipated.
- Queue has almost run out, so expect to see way less of me real soon.
„All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.“
– George Orwell (via amazingatheist)
„It is not the job of artists to give the audience what the audience wants.
If the audience knew what they wanted, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artist.
It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.“
– Alan Moore