I Can Never Read A Book Or See A Movie I Wrote

I can never read this book, just like I can never see a movie that I wrote a screenplay for. I can read it and see it physically, but I can’t accurately judge it. I’m too close to it. If I read it ten times I’ll have ten different reactions.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Richard Price Quotes (Author of Lush Life). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16481.Richard_Price [Accessed 12 Oct. 2019].

Feel Like An Artist When Writing A Novel

I prefer to write novels because, well, I’m a novelist. I feel like an artist when I’m writing a novel, when I’m working on a screenplay I feel like a craftsman.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Richard Price Quotes (Author of Lush Life). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/16481.Richard_Price [Accessed 12 Oct. 2019].

If You Have No Story To Tell Borrow One

If you have no particular story to tell, then borrow one from someone else. This has worked pretty well for Shakespeare and pretty much every other great writer. The bible is good for plots, as are myths, fairy tales, legends, ballads, pop songs, and crappy movies that didn’t quite work (rewrite them so they do).

Goodreads.com. (2019). Justine Larbalestier Quotes (Author of Liar). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/30033.Justine_Larbalestier [Accessed 23 Sep. 2019].

The Eight Sequences as a Script Launching Point

Michael Schilf writing for The Script Lab describes The Eight Sequences as a potential launching point for writing a feature script.

For each sequence in the outline Schilf provides brief descriptions of the elements to include.

Source: The Eight Sequences. (2019, April 20). Retrieved July 27, 2019, from https://thescriptlab.com/screenwriting/structure/the-sequence/45-the-eight-sequences/