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The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement
Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn't, but it should be.
All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant.
Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.
[Screenwriting] is no more complicated than old French torture chambers, I think. It's about as simple as that.
I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
I want to get off with the screenwriting.
I find playwriting to be incredibly difficult compared to screenwriting. Part of it is that I grew up watching movies and not watching plays.
I don't think screenwriting is therapeutic. It's actually really, really hard for me. It's not an enjoyable process.
If you have someone on the set for the hair, why would you not have someone for the words?
Working at Pixar has been like my graduate school for screenwriting.
Screenwriting is an opportunity to fly first class, be treated like a celebrity, sit around the pool and be betrayed.
I see screenwriting as a bit like a math equation which I have to solve.
It's an enormous wall that's built between you and your dreams. And if every day, you just chip away... It may take ten years, but eventually you just might see some light.
Screenwriting is always about what people say or do, whereas good writing is about a thought process or an abstract image or an internal monologue, none of which works on screen.
I'm very lucky. I actually like screenwriting. I rarely feel a sense of doom going to my desk.
I teach a course in screenwriting at Columbia, but I've never taken a course and I've never read a book about it!
Screenwriting is not an artform, it is a punishment from God.
Screenwriting and making movies is really playing make-believe like most of us did as children.
I think, in a weird way, the reason I was drawn to screenwriting and the reason I really love doing it is because I love writing dialogue.
Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it's just you, with input from your editor.
Screenwriting Joe Eszterhas have always talked about the charm of evil.
I've always been a writer, I've always been a storyteller, but I never thought about screenwriting.
All screenwriting books are bullshit, all. Watch movies, read screenplays. Let them be your guide.
Having spent a lot of time trying to figure out screenwriting, I do feel moved and I want to try to write good roles for women of every age.
I came into screenwriting from an odd direction, because the first screenplay that I read was and is better as writing than the top one percent of literary novels.
I think if I've worked anything through with screenwriting it's that I'm not going to be able to work anything through.
I don't mind doing scripted material. It's actually kind of a relief, because improvising is a little bit like screenwriting on your feet.
I didnt write Snow White for any class, but I got bitten by the screenwriting bug and wrote a couple of scripts in my spare time instead of going to keg parties or something.
The old days of screenwriting, and myths about screenwriting, are maybe over. It's a literary form, if you can wake up to it.
It's kind of liberating to be able to bring your own ideas to things, but it's also a lot of pressure, it's like screenwriting on your feet.
Novelists who get shitty about screenwriting invariably can't do it, or they can't hack it in the world of what's really, in truth, very bold and very public enterprise.
I'm generally somebody who hopes for the best. It's not what one ought to do in my line of work [screenwriting], but it is what I do.
For me, screenwriting is all about setting characters in motion and as a writer just chasing them. They should tell you what they’ll do in any scene you put them in.
Songwriting and screenwriting aren't that different to me.
The movies are fun, but I'm a novelist. In many ways, screenwriting is much easier than writing novels. I find screenplays twenty times easier to write than a novel.
Fiction and screenwriting blend for me. I feel like being a TV writer/screenwriter has definitely made my fiction writing better, although I have less time to do it.
A dramatic writer should never tell anything he can show.
It's not so much that I enjoy screenwriting, though mostly I do, but the difference is, with adaptations, somebody else has done the hard part - made up a story, provided the characters.
I guess I considered myself just sort of a sketch comedian, you know? Actual screenwriting hadn't really occurred to me as a viable job - I didn't really know anything about it.
Initially I only decided to try and write a novel because I wasn't getting enough screenwriting work. It wasn't a long-held ambition, and certainly the idea came first.
For me, as a writer who comes from quite a naturalistic tradition, British screenwriting is quite delicate, quite small, and rarified in a way.
I have no problems or issues with screenwriting in general.
I'm from the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of screenwriting. I just like to preserve what works and ignore what doesn't work.
Love is alive when there's music in your heart.
Vulnerability is the portal to feeling. Feeling is the portal to strength.
When is now.
Transform into your dream.
We encounter truth within.
If you don’t think screenwriting is a work of art, good luck in your life without a soul.