The faster I write the better my output. If I am going slow, I’m in trouble. It means I am pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.
Writing is both a pleasure and a struggle. There are times when it’s really aversive and unpleasant, and there are times when it’s wonderful and fun and magical, but that’s not the point. Writing is my job. I’m not a believer of waiting for the muse. You don’t put yourself
I never feel more myself than when I’m writing; I never enjoy any day more than a good writing day.
The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day. (Presenting at the Oscars.)
The first draft of anything is crap, but it’s better than no draft. Check out our screenwriting quotes page for more wisdom.
We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls.
If you’re reading through and stop, something is wrong. Cut it. If something bothers you, then it’s bad. Cut it.
Just because you’re sick of your script doesn’t mean it’s finished.
Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
I don’t think screenwriting is therapeutic. It’s actually really, really hard for me. It’s not an enjoyable process.