Friday, June 8, 2012

McSweeney's: How Not to Write a Screenplay

How Not to Write a Screenplay by Garth Horn from McSweeney's

1. Decide that you want to write a screenplay

This may seem obvious to some but what a lot of people don’t realize is that the first and most important step in not writing a screenplay is actually wanting to write one. If that wasn’t the case then pretty much everyone you know would qualify as a non-screenwriter rendering the pursuit of not screenwriting totally pointless. Nobody wants that. By taking the time to connect with your desire to write a screenplay, you are in fact taking the first vital steps to not writing one. Feel good about that.

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