Looking back on early blogs…

I thought about blogging about screenwriting long before I actually started doing it. I just ran across an early version of this blog that has five posts of wildly varying quality. This one always amused me. It’s a metaphor about rewriting, using a classic scene from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure as a metaphor. It’s theContinue reading “Looking back on early blogs…”

The map is not the territory – screenwriting rules are only guidelines.

When someone says something like a script should be between 100-120 pages, it will generally cause an argument. It’s useful to remember that these are simply guidelines, and that it’s often more useful to consider why the advice is correct (it forces a useful economy of words, and makes the script more readable to buyers)Continue reading “The map is not the territory – screenwriting rules are only guidelines.”