Screenwriting: Tweaking Takes Time

I am forever thankful for my lovely, glorious friends who are willing to let me interrupt them with endless questions and shove my new scenes in front of their faces for a second opinion.  This has probably saved me hours of brainstorming later, trying to figure out what was wrong/missing.  Well, there is no probably about it.  This HAS saved me several hours of pulling my hair out and giving myself ulcers.

Honestly, I have a good idea of where I’m going for the final part of my script, but thanks to the little inserts, tweaks and feedback, I am sure that the journey there will be a lot smoother (for me, not my characters).  I knew beforehand how important having a second, third, or fourth pair of eyes was in the creative process, but I never appreciated it quite as much as I do now, especially with the possibility of actually seeing my baby produced.

I think what I’ve learned from this is that you should never underestimate the value of a friend who isn’t afraid to point out where your writing is falling short, but who does it in a way that’s actually constructive.


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