Thursday, January 8, 2015

FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM for the PROFESSIONAL SCREENWRITER



In Celebration of the first three Professional Screenwriter Books landing on the amazon.com Best Sellers List,  I'm posting an excerpt from an upcoming PS Book:






Write your screenplay like a snake eats its own tail…
Eventually winding up where you first began…
Leaving the audience sensitive to the circular space devoured between head and tail.


Resist the temptation to compare your accomplishment with other writers.
Such an effort is similar to tracking the maturation of two babies born on the same day. 
One may end up speaking at an early age, while the other may talk years later. 
What is important is to observe if either baby ends up with something meaningful to say. 


A screenplay is not a house. 
A script is similar to blueprints one designs to build a house.
Remember this when you interact with those who wish to help you build your house. 
You cannot eat, drink, and sleep, in the blueprints of a house.