Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What Not to Do

The Thinking Writer doesn't post frequently but it's always useful. The latest post is an "Idiot's Guide of What Not to Do" in screenwriting. Ill be adding these to my list of tactics for making passes.

1. No visual tricks to replace storytelling

2. Don't substitute personal experience for emotion

3. No melodrama

4. No math

5. Do not submit material until it is ready

Great stuff. Go read it. Print it. Tape it to your laptop.


Anonymous said...

You are now #222222 Second SECOND on my blog, I absolutely knew you could do it, atta go baby!, 1+1=2 and 10 /5 is 2... sorry I didn't edit this. (ha, did I break all 5 of the rules here?). Seriously, great points

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Which is really number one because your number one is the link to post a comment!

But, alas, I cheated -- I went to your site and clicked on my link, went back and clicked again, repeated process ten or twelve times -- but who cares? I'm popular! Ahem, if it is only with myself...

Anonymous said...

as of now you are #1 both with the blog stats and me personally (shhhh, but it's a secret)

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Won't tell a soul.