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Congratulations to all the Oscar-nominated films!
At Creative Screenwriting, we are pleased to have interviews with no fewer than 12 screenwriters of Oscar-nominated films, with more on the way, including several of those nominated for best or adapted screenplay. Check them out here:
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“Back in school, I wish I had taken more chances. Back then, I would only do things I knew I was good at. I would do things to impress my friends or to impress girls, so I wouldn’t do anything where I might fall on my face. I think I would be better now if I had taken chances before. So I encourage young writer to do that. I encourage writers to do that and buck up their friends who will take the chance to fail.”
Aaron Sorkin
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“I think to be a really good screenwriter, you have to be selfish, you have to write just for you. Constantly remind yourself to write what you’d want to see and that you can’t waste a word.”
Taylor Sheridan
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“As we reach the climatic choice, I ask for writers to avoid choosing the rock or the hard place. Instead, I ask that they choose the banana. This is my code word for writers, to encourage them to find the inevitable, yet unexpected choice. It’s not a rock or a hard place—it’s not even in the same family. Rock, hard place, banana: It’s a simple code to help writers find that inevitable, unexpected ending.”
Jill Chamberlain
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“You have to write, and you have to allow yourself to make some garbage, too. I understand the impulse to be a perfectionist and only want to make great things, but just finishing a screenplay is the achievement. That’s it. Don’t worry about if you’re going to sell it or what’s going to happen, just finish it.
“I see so many people get to the halfway mark and then put it down and think they’ll just pick it up later and I feel like the biggest hurdle is one’s own procrastination or self-doubt. I tell my students that writing a first draft, for me, is always the race against one’s self-doubt, and if you put it down for too long, doubt’s going to win out.”
Jim Strouse
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