The writers of Get Out, Darkest Hour, Molly’s Game, In the Fade, The Big Sick and ‘mother! get together to educated, entertain, and dish for The Hollywood Reporter.
Outlining & Writer’s Block
by Larry Brody
One of the big differences between beginning writers and “old pros” is that beginning writers are always telling me how much they love sitting down at the keyboard and “winging” their scripts, while the pros invariably stress the importance of having a good outline before they start writing.
As an “elder statesman” myself, I’ve tried both methods, and outlining your story is the way to go. In television we spend as much time on the outline as we do on all drafts of the script combined.
Plot twists can make or break a film or TV episode. Which means it behooves us all to learn how to do them. This video is a big straightforward step in the right direction.
The perfect script writing tip, found right here on the interwebs, accidentally, no less. Seeing this blog post, first published in 2012, makes this TVWriter™ minion believe in destiny. (Which in itself is a kind of perfect ending, yeah?)
by Dan Bronzite
Yep, they can make it – and they can break it! In one fell swoop you have to tie-up any loose ends and satisfy an audience’s expectation. Not an easy task, right? Absolutely not. In fact, as a working screenwriter I have found writing a satisfying ending to be one of the hardest parts of the creative writing process.
Aaron Sorkin thrills and disappoints us. OMG! This must mean he’s human!
The Thrilling Part
the disappointing part
Actually, we were pretty disappointed by the Wired Mag video too. All that pre-roll advertising! Sheesh!