“Young writers seem to forget that people in the industry are desperate for good material. The business isn’t constructed to keep you out of it, but to bring you into it. More than ever now, there are so many contests and agents and producers. It’s a world that’s so desperate for good writers. So if … Continue reading Aline Brosh McKenna – Quote of the Day
"I recently heard a story about a novelist who had written over 70 novels. Someone asked him how he was able to write so consistently and remain inspired and motivated every day, as writers are notorious for procrastination and for fighting through bouts of “writer’s block”. The novelist said, “200 crappy words per day, that’s it.” The … Continue reading Mark Manson – Quote of the Day
“I believe in life that you know that everything prepares you for the next thing, whether it’s a hit whether it’s not a hit. Your failures are your accomplishments because it makes you prepared for whatever it is that you are going to do next.” This quote is by a very wise man, Lee Daniels. … Continue reading Lee Daniels – Quote of the Day
“If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.” For this quote, I reached back to a classic writer, Billy Wilder. He's most well known for "Some Like It Hot," "Sunset Boulevard," and "The Apartment." This is some quote offers some great advice. If you're having a … Continue reading Billy Wilder – Quote of the Day
“I’m a very slow writer, and the typing, which most people consider writing, that’s a very last step for me. I heavily outline things. Even before I write anything down, I think about things for a really long time. It’s like a tape ball that you just add detail to" Jeff Nichols is a film … Continue reading Jeff Nichols – Quote of the Day
“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
If you want to be a knight, then be a knight. As crazy as that sounds, it's what my favorite book, "Don Quixote," is about. In a time when knight's are no more, an old man snaps and suddenly believes he is a knight in shining armor. The whole world transforms around him. Windmills are … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote)
The situation will never be perfect, and neither will your writing. The quicker you get over these facts, the quicker you can create your imperfect masterpiece!
"If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them."
“...A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place. She teaches you the nature of happiness: what is the right amount, what is too much, and the kind that makes you want more of what is bad for you. A mother helps her baby flex her first feelings of pleasure. She … Continue reading Quote of the Day