Usually during lunch time I like to read books, screenwriting books at that. In fact, every now and then I have tweeted about this book, recommending it to everyone. Now just because I think this is a great resource, it doesn’t mean it’s the only one; there is no “right” guide to becoming a screenwriter. One needs to write and read as many books from different perspective to mold the path that works for you.
But what I wanted to share with you all is what Robert McKee mentioned on one of the last chapters, and this I found very powerful and true:
If you shortcut the process and rush straight to screenplay from outline, the truth is that your first draft is not a screenplay, it’s a surrogate treatment—a narrow, unexplored, unimprovised, tissue thin treatment.
Until Next Time,