John and Craig tackle the question, “How do you know when you’re ready to write a given script?” They propose a list of details a writer should know before diving in, and look at why starting too soon can be a recipe for failure. (So can waiting too long.)
We also discuss the WGA’s “refusal to negotiate” myth and answer questions about rewrites vs polishes, and whether writing a bad script could put you on a Do Not Hire list.
- Myth of No Negotiation
- Deadline’s “Exclusive” on John’s Blogpost
- John Milton, Paradise Lost
- Monsters Creatures: A Young Adventurer’s Guide by Jim Zub
- Oreo Thins
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Michael Karman (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 8-27-2019 The transcript of this episode can be found here.