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“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.”
Don’t be boring. Don’t write about things that aren’t interesting to you. Ideas should flow to and from you. Write them down and review them often. Always pursue the most exciting (to you) while quietly cultivating the others as you go.
Use the excitement to get writing and maintain momentum. That will sustain you through some of the rough patches. But reflect back upon your exciting idea and take note of what it is that brings the positive energy. Focus on that and get writing!
“There are no dull subjects, only dull writers.”
The number one rule in filmmaking is not to bore the audience. That’s why your first ten pages of screenplay are so vital. Your audience is the reader (think producer), and they must be hooked from page one. Any subject can be tackled in a screenplay. Your job is to make it exciting and worthwhile.
Don’t fall for the formulaic. Press yourself to be original and creative - no matter the topic. Always leave the reader wanting to know what comes next, and keep them guessing!