rewrites

The Wide Margin: The Writer’s Most Unkindest Cut of All

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I have a friend who makes his living as a film editor – he’s quite good and it’s likely you’ve seen his work – who can look you straight in the eyes and declare in a stentorian voice:  “I don’t do velvet ropes.” ...

Get A New Story: Adjust Your Attitude About Rewrites

As I embarked recently on a major rewrite of a feature script, I bumped into a big wall of resistance. While I didn’t think my script was necessarily perfect, I was attached to my story in its then-current form. So even though I was getting feedback about the need for significant...