Your spec doesn't have to suck. But it helps to acknowledge that it is a sell. It's not a work of art, it's not a priceless pinnacle of writing perfection, it's a draft of a story that wants to be movie. And if letting go of some rules you were taught is what it takes, to get people to see the movie you see in your head... have at it, I say. You have nothing to fear but another rewrite.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Another insightful blog post from writer and script reader Billy Mernit, following on from his analysis of 'the genius of bad writing'. Its titled: Half the rules you learned are wrong.