Psych 101

Read lots of bad scripts

It’s just as important to read bad writing as good.

Writing when the movie could get ruined

Embracing the chaos and letting go.

Does bad work spoil mine?

Rejoice and learn from the suckiness. Their low standards make your great script all the more unusual.

Getting sidetracked by other movies

Tricks to get you back in the mood of your screenplay.

Regaining confidence when nothing is working

Methods for breaking through the self doubt and general madness when you’ve lost your way to the end of your story.

The fine line between talented and bonkers

I don’t think you have to be nuts to be a good writer. Nor do I you should use writing as an excuse for not getting help when you need it.

Working, but what’s the next step?

Important steps for the beginner who’s ready for the next level.

Does lack of confidence lead to great writing?

Pretend you’re confident. Eventually, you will be.

Finding confidence

The flip side of Insecurity tends to be Arrogance. I highly recommend the former over the latter.

Past mistakes

When you don’t think you deserve to be in the room, no one else will, either.

Writing is hard

Don’t wait for flow. It might come; it might not. But it’s your job to keep writing anyway.

How old is too old?

Starting a career in film is difficult at any age, so if it’s 15% more difficult at 35 than 25, I can’t imagine that would deter you.