I just watched "Midnight in Paris," and the timing couldn't have been better for this article. It's one of my favorite movies. This clip is pretty hilarious, but also Hemingway is full of wonderful advice in the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YEstLmzyvI Today, we talk about rewriting. Hopefully you've pumped out a full first draft since I posted … Continue reading Rewriting Your Script
Kermit... you know it's time to clean up that mess you call a "first draft." You'll have to rewrite a couple of times if you truly want to impress Miss Piggy. Find the parts of the script that truly speak to you, and they may speak to the rest of the world.
According to reddit, this mini-essay was published as a preface in the Coen Brother's script for Blood Simple. How much rewriting is enough? How much is too much? When do you quit? Even did he wish to, the critic couldn't answer, for he doesn't know. He might believe that you quit revising a manuscript when … Continue reading The Coen Brothers on When to Stop Rewriting
This is an awfully good lesson that a lot of writers need to hear. "The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on … Continue reading QOTD