Thursday, August 21, 2008

Writing in Sludge

I was trying to explain to Adam what it is to be writing your own screenplay and what it is to critique someone else's. When critiquing someone else's it's like you're flying high (way high) above the story and you can see everything. You can pick up on discrepancies, holes, story structure ... all that. But when it's your own script, you're buried far, far down in the sludge beneath the ocean and can't see anything but really dirty water. You need someone else who's sailing on a sailboat on the water's surface sipping champagne and eating strawberries to look at it. Ok, weird analogy, but whatever.

1 comment:

karen said...

Nope, I think that's a great metaphor for writing versus editing or critiquing someone else's work.