Sunday, February 20, 2011
Objectivity is one of the single most important qualities that an aspiring screenwriter must acquire - and we think it's the attitude that marks the real difference between the writer who has a chance to become a professional, and one who has no chance.
Because writing is ultimately about communication. And communication is a learned skill. And any skill, when assessed objectively, can be improved...
If others judge the writing as 'poor,' they are not judging you as 'poor' - they are judging this one specific attempt to communicate as 'poor.' But the good news is: since communication is a learned intellectual construct - you can learn to do it better
(from Crap-plus-One by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott). I think this also applies to actors and acting; food for thought.
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