What Screenwriters Get Wrong About Outlines by Alan Watt

Film Courage: What are things you see most beginning writers get wrong with writing an outline

Alan Watt, Author, Screenwriter and Founder of L.A. Writers’ Lab: Plot. So many writers think that writing an outline is figuring out their plot. There’s something very satisfying about coming up with the plot. They are like Oh here…I’ve got it!But here is the problem, again Einstein says you can’t solve a problem at the same level of consciousness that created the problem. Every story begins with a dramatic problem. And what happens is (ever writer has had this experience) you get really excited by your premise and you start writing it and you get halfway through and then you get stuck and then you are trying to make these characters interesting but you feel like they’re…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).


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