Screenwriting : At Least 6 Things Can Be Done to Save a Dying Screenplay by Dimi Nakov

Dimi Nakov

At Least 6 Things Can Be Done to Save a Dying Screenplay

From No Film School <>> "Writing a screenplay is kind of like falling in love. You're passionate. You're devoted. You couldn't imagine this beautiful thing coming in any other form. But as time goes on, things get complicated. You start to see the blemishes. Issues start to pop up. You're putting in a lot more work with a fraction of the passion, and you start to wonder if it's even worth it to stay invested anymore." http://nofilmschool.com/2016/05/6-things-you-can-do-save-dying-screenplay

6 Things You Can Do to Save a Dying Screenplay
6 Things You Can Do to Save a Dying Screenplay
Writing a screenplay is kind of like falling in love. You're passionate. You're devoted. You couldn't imagine this beautiful thing coming in any other form. But as time goes on, things get complicated…
Richard "RB" Botto

3 years ago, I might not have agreed with #1, but I certainly do now. Thanks for sharing, Dimi!

Dimi Nakov

True..Very useful tips to recycle things and keep them moving forward..Kind of giving those stories a second chance..D

Edward Goree

Good article.

Kevin Little

I like the "organ donor" part, it's good advice. I think sometimes we fall in love with aspects of our script (including characters obviously) and can't let go when it's not working. Just surgically remove the scene, character, dialogue, premise, put it in a safe place and bring it out when you've got something new (which likely won't happen but it's easier to cut it if you have the option to).

Dash Riprock

Or...#7: Don't beat yourself up with frustration. Put the script aside and start work on something new. When the time is right to re-visit the old script with a fresh perspective, you'll know.

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