How Does A Writer Know An Idea Is Worth Developing Into A Story? — Patricia Vidal Delgado

Film Courage: How do you know if an idea is worth developing into a story?

Patricia Vidal Delgado, Writer/Director: I have a sounding board who is…I guess he’s kind of my secret weapon…but he’s someone who has seen all of my short films and he’s always the first person I go to with an idea even at a treatment stage to be like Is this any good or is this really terrible? If it’s really terrible can I salvage it? Is there a way to make it better?

It’s a very good friend called Faisal A. Qureshi. He’s a professional screenwriter based in the UK. He’s also directed films. I think it’s very important as a writer to be able to show someone that you trust something that you’re not entirely sure if it’s any good or not…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

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