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