BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

A screenplay…is merely the scaffolding for a building someone else is going to build – John Irving QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is no (literary) language in a screenplay. (For me, dialogue doesn’t count as language.) What passes for language in a screenplay is rudimentary, like the directions for assembling a complicated children’s toy. The only aesthetic is to be clear… A screenplay, as a piece of writing, is merely the scaffolding for a building someone else is going to build… However many months I spend writing a screenplay, I never feel as if I’ve been writing at all. I’ve been constructing a story…
John Irving

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2 comments on “A screenplay…is merely the scaffolding for a building someone else is going to build – John Irving QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Rae Reads
    April 19, 2020

    Wise words from one of my favorites!

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