by Ken Aguado (@kaguado) Sorry, this article is not about screenwriting. Well, some of it is, but it’s really about familiarizing yourself with some well-known tips about how to become a screenwriter. Talent is only one component of the process. Thomas Edison formulated that success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
The first draft of anything is crap, but it’s better than no draft. Check out our screenwriting quotes page for more wisdom.
by Angela Bourassa These words should be a comfort to any writer, whether you’re starting your first short script or writing the final pages of your tenth screenplay. The first draft of ANYTHING is shit. Granted, your first drafts
I write until the first draft is finished, and then I feel that I can get out. But, during the time of the writing of the first draft, I don’t go out. I’m just locked away, writing. It’s a time of meditation, of going into the story.
Great writers aren’t great first-drafters. They’re great rewriters.
Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It’s one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.
Here is the first draft of The Shawshank Redemption, written by Frank Darabont. This script is a great example of how to use voice-over effectively.
If you’re writing a script from a comic book or a graphic novel, you might want to take a look at the Green Lantern script