Writing is rewriting, 6 tips via @Raindance

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Over the next few weeks I’ll be heading out and about to the various events being put on the London Screenwriters Festival and the Future Film Festival at the BFI. I’m a little bit excited and a little bit nervous – as it should be – and really must get cracking on actually writing, or more importantly editing. So here are some tips to get started:

Stressed? Moi?

1.   Remember:  The first draft of anything is shit

2.   Accept that bruises to your ego are part of the process

3.   Stop putting pressure on yourself

4.   Re-outline your screenplay

5.   Don’t be stubborn

6.   Find the tools that work for you


“More than a half, maybe as much as two thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn’t say I have a talent that’s special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.”

There’s a whole heap more on this so head over to Raindance to read the full article. You won’t regret it!

By the way if you  love scripts, sign up to Raindance updates, they often give away screenplays, for free! How cool is that.


Author: littlemissmandu

Polymath. Writer. Eurasian Daisy Steiner. Best Cheerleader '93.

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