Concept — Is the story original?
That research or knowledge base, however, needs to be kept in the background. You learn more so what not to do, and why. Look inward. I never write with an ax to grind, but I sense strongly that this world is a thin place indeed, simply a veil over a brighter and more amazing truth.
Hollywood studios and production companies scour competitions for scripts Part of the seductive appeal of screenwriting is the idea that you can go from a poverty-stricken unknown to a wealthy success story in the space of a weekend.
The cliche is true: the more your write the better you get.
Pacing — The story is well paced and progresses appropriately. KING: They just want a good story, and I think they come to crave your voice even more than the story itself. Mine is wide and deep. Originality — How new is the concept?
Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art.
Stephen Davis is a freelance screenwriter, administrative handyman, and a graduate of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. I was thrilled to find out I could use my budding writing gift and accomplish the same thing.
Those seven books feel like the rough draft of one unified novel.