If you have read my last post, you know that I decided to put some of my story ideas for my 3D short movie, especially the ending, to rest in order to find new possibilities and conclusions.

You know what happened? After flushing down the old ending down the toilet I began my thinking process…

And it took me only 10 minutes to find something. 10.freaking.minutes.

But you what is scaring me? The idea I have seems to be perfect. It fits the overall story, it fits the main character. It even fits the backstory I have written about. It seems to fit everywhere. But – more importantly – it seems to add the feelings and emotions I am constantly after. It would tell a touching story. And it would have an ending

Do you knnow how much text you have to put onto a paper before it is ready to be filmed?

Robert McKee states in his book that, for a good writer and a good finished product, one has to write at least five times the amount of text, if not even ten times. Because otherwise, if the result you see in your draft is the first version with only some dialogue changes, you in fact have written nothing.

And I have to admit it: he is damn right!

In the last few days, besides the redesign works on my page and some other things, I could finish the writing of a short biography, or in Syd Fields words, the inner life of a character. But I didn’t write the biography of the small

After finishing reading “Story” of Robert McKee I think I can give the ultimate tip to everyone who wants to make a career in Hollywood as a screenwriter:

Don’t even think about scriptwriting…before learning the craft!

As obvious as it sounds it seems that this message hasn’t yet reached many people out there.

The newbie’s approach

Many say the fault of their script is the system in Hollywood at work as it is an exclusive club only the invited are allowed to enter. OK, in some sense this is true, but the main reason that so many aspiring screenwriters fail is their approach to the craft.

It is not that they try to write something great. It is because most “writers” say or think the following lines before starting a script project:

Hey, I have seen