Preface

Figure 0.1 Jason Lockwood (Lettering by Denise Deems)–Blue pill, red pill: stepping out of the fantasy Hollywood Matrix into the reality.

Figure 0.1 Jason Lockwood (Lettering by Denise Deems)–Blue pill, red pill: stepping out of the fantasy Hollywood Matrix into the reality.

Character credit: The Matrix (Warner Brothers)

I’ve never had writer’s block.

I never have to wonder what I’m going to write or how to cinematically show it. Why?

I have a method.

It starts before characters, structures, outlines, and beat sheets.

Building a spinal column starts with a single bone.

I stack each bone atop the next until I have a complete skeleton for a script.

Working out these key details in advance dramatically diminishes endless rewriting.

The Prewriting method shapes each piece ...

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