Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The question, 'to whom is my story addressed?' is probably the most important question most screenwriters never ask themselves, let alone answer. You wouldn't write an email to nobody, so why would you write a poem or a screenplay to nobody? To write with sensitivity and respect for your audience is to be open to the ways in which your story can make someone else emotionally, politically, and psychologically more open - in short, more aware and more tolerant.
The mostly unspoken wisdom that produces the best screen stories leaves much to chance, prompting the storyteller to follow blindly after impulses or instincts that lie quite beyond his or her reason. No one can say when these should be dared or when deserted; there is no schedule, no recipe, no book, that can shed any might on it whatsoever. One either possesses an uncanny sense of it wedded to an uncommon daring, or one doesn't.
TAKE A CHANCE