“Finish it…I have so many friends who have written two-thirds of a screenplay, and then re-written it for about three years. Finishing a screenplay is first of all truly difficult, and secondly really liberating. Even if it’s not perfect, even if you know you’re gonna have to go back into it, type to the end. … Continue reading Joss Whedon – Quote of the Day
Now that Halloween is over, and all the scary things have gone to bed, it's time to laugh a little. Am I right? I'm definitely a subscriber of Whedon's advice here, and think it connects to life as well as writing. It's healthy in the dark times to give the audience a laugh, or a … Continue reading QOTD – Joss Whedon
Well that's not creepy at all... but I mean, it's no wonder Stephen King is the modern master of Horror. I hope everyone has a terrifying... I mean a safe and fun weekend! Happy Halloween!
Just a few words of encouragement today. Every day you put in work is a good day. Whether or not your writing comes out the way you want doesn't matter as much as the fact that you have created something. You can worry about the details later. For now, just write something.
When writing, I follow my intuition over all else. When the script is yours, you should do what you feel is right. If you write with other intentions, it may not feel good. There's something to be said about that though. Writing in the industry isn't as simple as that. As much as I wish … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Ray Bradbury
If you think about it, these quotes make a lot of sense. It's great to have a warm-up of sorts to get the brain going and the ideas flowing. I like editing the pages from my previous writing session. Keep in mind this isn't a full edit. It's mostly for a grammar check and a … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Barbara Fine Clouse and Angela Booth
I think what Jack meant to say was "It's not what you write, but how you write it." Jack should take some English classes if you ask me. Okay, enough bad jokes. This tiny little quote holds a lot of weight! If a story isn't working for you, it might not be what you're trying … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Jack Kerouac
Why do we love our writing teachers so much? Why, years later, do we think of them with such gratitude? I think it’s because they come along when we need them most, when we are young and vulnerable and are tentatively approaching this craft that our culture doesn’t have much respect for, but which we … Continue reading QOTD
"Baby Driver" is out now! I'm so excited for this movie that I had to do another Edgar Wright post. He's most well known for "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End." I'll do a more in depth post on him soon, but for today let's discuss this quote. I believe it's … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Edgar Wright
"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before." What a wonderful and inspiring way to look at writing. Neil Gaiman has become quite a literary icon. My first introduction to his work was through his graphic novel, "The Sandman," which is a great read. The studios have been trying … Continue reading Rules for Writing Fiction – Neil Gaiman