10 Mistakes Screenwriters Make – Travis Seppala

Film Courage: Of your [writing] 365 tips, what is one or two that you have the most trouble following?

Travis Seppala, Author/Screenwriter: That’s tricky. Let’s find out…okay Self-Fulfilling Prophecy – Tip Number 10. That one my sister (she’s a psychologist) gets on me all of the time. Can I actually just read it?

Film Courage: Please do.

Travis: All right, [reads from book] it actually starts with My little sister is a psychologist. See, she’s the one who inspired this. Tip Number 10 – Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, my little sister is a psychologist. She loves to warn me against self-fulfilling prophecies. What’s that? Basically if you think something will happen, it might happen. But if you think something won’t happen, it definitely won’t happen…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

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