Recommended reading on writingPosted: October 4, 2011
Charlie Kaufman writes about writing:
Storytelling is inherently dangerous. Consider a traumatic event in your life. Think about how you experienced it. Now think about how you told it to someone a year later. Now think about how you told it for the hundredth time. It’s not the same thing. Most people think perspective is a good thing: you can figure out characters arcs, you can apply a moral, you can tell it with understanding and context. But this perspective is a misrepresentation: it’s a reconstruction with meaning, and as such bears little resemblance to the event.
Read the whole article here.
If you are more of a watcher than a reader, check out these lectures by some of the world’s leading screenwriters; Simon Beaufoy, Aline Brosh McKenna, Christopher Hampton CBE, Sir David Hare, Ronald Harwood CBE and Peter Morgan. 3 minute highlights available for those with short attention span.