Truth be told, I hate outlining. I hate outlining because I only feel like a writer when I am actually writing, lost in my story, up in the creative clouds, my fingers clicking furiously on my keyboard.
You need passion to build a convincing world that’s never been seen before. None of it is possible without the dedication needed to craft something amazing. All of it leads to one moment and that moment starts with the letter F.
Writer’s block is a hot topic for writers of all types. The greatest writers of our time have suffered from it. Others have denied its existence. Regardless, it’s a topic that all novice writers need to approach head on.
Jon Brooks has transcribed and listed his favorite 202 six second screenwriting lessons from Koppelman. Best known as the co-writer of Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, Koppelman has also produced films such as The Illusionist and directed films such as Solitary Man