Wednesday, November 16, 2011

5 Ways Being a Screenwriter Helped Me Write a Novel

The rumors are true...I am an outliner.

The truth is I need to see the plot naked and bare and without all the frills of, you know, good writing. Things like fully-formed sentences or descriptions that make sense...they only drag me down when I'm first embarking on a novel.

And for this, I have to thank my screenwriting background and film school, where I learned all about beats, character sheets, three-act structure and more craft commandments at whose ground I now worship.

Check out my Class of 2K12 blog post all about it here.

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