Screenwriting : Three Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid the Paralysis of Analysis by Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

Three Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid the Paralysis of Analysis

First Draft: Three Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid the Paralysis of Analysis - MovieMaker Magazine
First Draft: Three Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid the Paralysis of Analysis - MovieMaker Magazine
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Richard "RB" Botto

There must be room for discovery within the writing process, Patricia. There should be fences somewhere out on the horizon, but having room to roam is imperative. And I agree with allowing yourself to leave the room. Another must. The best ideas come when we remove ourselves from the tunnel of the writing process.

Leontien Parlevliet

I loved reading this. This is exactly what I like. Too many rules are confusing.

Richard "RB" Botto

And stunt creativity, in my opinion.

Leontien Parlevliet

Absolutely.You even do not dare to write any more

Terri Viani

I love this so hard. As a young writer I was obsessed with hitting the right beats, strict structure, blah blah. When I (mostly) let go of that and started trusting my inner storyteller - going with my gut - my writing improved as did the joy I felt in doing it.

Sarah Hopkins

Well written article! I follow Ken's blog on ScreenCraft--his post yesterday is perfect for me right at this point in my journey... https://screencraft.org/2016/01/14/33-screenwriting-lessons-from-bruce-lee/

Jorge J Prieto

The best advice I've heard so far!! This only validates my own process which is: No rigorous, overwhelming outline (except for a page and half) and many times not even that. I let the story percolate in my head for a month or so, I need my starting and ending point, the rest is a surprise to me. Most importantly trust your instincts and write with passion, even if the subject matter hurts - we as writers - "need to bleed on the keyboard." I can't remember who said this, probably, Hemmingway. Thanks for this, RB, and your Team.

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