LESSONS FOR AMATEURS

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  • LESSONS FOR AMATEURS

    1) No. We don't want to read your new script. Rewrite it first. 5 times.

    2) Write more.

    3) Read more.

    4) It's not Hollywood's fault you haven't sold.

    5) First impressions matter.

  • #2
    Ah. The Thread I've been waiting for.

    Thanks, Deek.

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    • #3
      6. We don't care if your Mama thinks your script is the best thing since sliced bread.

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      • #4
        keep plugging away.

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        • #5
          Give the thread its proper title, "Quotes from rejection letters I have received."

          8. Please do not include naked Polaroids of yourself, you're no Brad Pitt.

          -Derek
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          My Web Page - naked women, bestial sex, and whopping big lies.

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          • #6
            Re: Above

            9. Theme is present in every scene of your script and must be first and foremost in the climax. It's not the first piece of dialogue your protag spits out and then forgets.

            10. Setting and character compliment eachother. You wouldn't have the same story if you changed characters, nor would you if you switched settings. Story is everything.

            11. Character growth is based on dilemmas, choices... -/- not -/+

            12. Beat is not something to bop your head to while you write. It's a collection of +/- forces at work in each scene, sequence, act...

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            • #7
              Re: Above

              13. What you have written is both creative and good. However, the parts that are creative are not good and the parts that are good are not creative.

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              • #8
                Re: Above

                :lol

                That's funny. Is that "from" something?

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                • #9
                  Re: Above

                  Read, read some more. Write, write some more, then write some more after that. If you're not writing, you should be reading. Writers write.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Above

                    Whistlelock, that was very clever. Maybe my favorite (so far).

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