Angela Bourassa

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

This article was originally published in Creative Screenwriting Magazine in 2018, but we felt it was worthy of a republish. For me – and I think for many writers – the most intimidating part of the writing process is typing the first words of the first draft of a new film or TV script. It’s […]

 Angela Bourassa

5 Reasons Why Your Story Idea Doesn’t Stand Out

5 Reasons Why Your Story Idea Doesn’t Stand Out

Christopher Booker has made the claim that there are only seven basic stories that get told over and over again in different ways – overcoming the monster, rags to riches, the quest, voyage and return, rebirth, comedy, and tragedy. Others have claimed that there are about as many character types – the hero, the anti-hero, […]

 Angela Bourassa

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

How to Write a Vomit Draft (And Why It’s So Important)

For me – and I think for many writers – the most intimidating part of the writing process is typing the first words of the first draft of a new film or TV script. It’s terrifying. I will procrastinate at that point of the writing process longer and with more steadfast dedication than at any […]