by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) Demonstrating internal processes inside characters can be difficult. Seeing that a protagonist has learned a lesson, realized their greatest fault, or found true love can be challenging to paint with an external brush, since these transformations happen inside a character’s psyche. Showing an audience what your character truly loves can provide a... Continue Reading →
Perhaps the hardest part of working toward your first script sale is keeping a positive attitude. When you have to go through so many people telling you that your story "isn't for them" or "needs a little work" or worse, that they "didn't get it," it can be horribly difficult to stay positive about your... Continue Reading →
Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
We all write about the same things. We may disguise it, but we all write about love.
This (writing) is the love of your life. It's what I want to do when I wake up. Nothing feels so absorbing, so fulfilling.
Writers don't need love; all they require is money.