When A Screenwriter Doesn’t Know What Happens Next In Their Story by BEETLEJUICE Co-Writer Larry Wilson

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Larry Wilson:  I’ll tell you a quick story about what happens next but I’ll tell you when I teach the very first class I’ll say (and I make this statistic up) depending on how I’m feeling the room.  [Laughs]  I will say “98% of you will fail” and people go “Ahhhh!” [gasps in horror] and I say “You will fail because you will never finish.  You will never finish your script.”  And it’s sad but true.  I’m not wrong.  I’m pretty darn close.  And I’ve taught hundreds of hundreds of hundreds of students at this point and not finishing is exactly what most people will do.

I’ve just been teaching a workshop where I have given people 12-weeks to finish a draft that they’ve been working on for a long time and the dropout rate is enormous.  And this is exactly what you said, this is perfectionism and this is not allowing yourself the…(watch the video on Youtube here).

 

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Film Courage:  What’s the first step in writing a screenplay?

Larry Wilson:  There’s an idea…and usually what I know…Beetlejuice for instance, the idea that I discussed with my partner, was a psychedelic ghost comedy.  We had no idea what that meant.  But it rolled off the tongue, right?  I usually have something of an idea like that.  And I kind of know the beginning….(listen to the video here on Youtube).

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