I’ve been trying to finish the next draft of a play and it’s been problematic. Not because it is so difficult that I can’t do it or even that I don’t want to finish it – it’s because I seem to think I have all the time in the world.
I’ve always understood that my time on the planet is limited but bizarrely it hasn’t stopped me putting off my writing by making other things a priority. Until recently that is – when that false sense of eternity got well and truly smashed.
Continue reading The Tyranny of One Day Thinking
So you’ve nailed your kick-ass idea. You’ve spent long hours grinding out that first screenplay and you’re ready to send your baby into the world – or are you?
After reading hundreds of screenplays by new writers, I’ve seen a bunch of flaws that will almost certainly ensure your screenplay gets the thumbs down – even if the idea is fab.
Receiving the “great idea, badly executed” response won’t make the rejection any sweeter – so give your baby a better chance by ensuring you’re not guilty of these mistakes…
Continue reading 8 Ways New Screenwriters Undermine Their Screenplay