A very recent post was all about my effort to read more scripts. I’ve been doing that, and from the ones I’ve read so far, the biggest takeaways are:
Wow, these are some fantastic scripts, and…
I need to be a better writer.
Not that I’m terrible. Maybe decent. Somewhat above average. But they don’t want decent or somewhat above average.
They want AMAZING.
They want a script that once you read it, you can’t forget it.
My game needs to be severely upped if I want to make that kind of an impact and achieve the desired results.
What’s been truly eye-opening has been the overall quality of the scripts. They’ve been more than exceptional on several levels – originality, story, character, plot, etc.
The writing is vivid – incredibly so, and really makes you feel like you’re right there in the story. It wows me while I’m reading and compels me to keep going. This is something I strive for with my own work.
Reading these makes me want to do better when it comes to the quality of my scripts. I can only hope that I actually will.