9 Signs You’re Overthinking Your Screenplay

9 Signs You’re Overthinking Your Screenplay


Overthinking your screenplay is another form of procrastination. I’ve done this. I still do this. I’m doing it right now. We all have our methods, our madness. Maybe you’ve been stewing over the same idea for a decade. Maybe you’re convinced that you need to read at least a dozen screenwriting books before you begin. Maybe you started, got stuck, took a break and never returned…

HERE ARE 9 SIGNS YOU’RE OVERTHINKING YOUR SCREENPLAY:

  1. Are you an aspiring screenwriter, but you haven’t written anything?
  2. There’s this idea that you’ve been thinking about for a long time, but you just can’t commit to it.
  3. Think about all the books written on screenwriting methodology, formatting and theory. Maybe you should read everyone one of them before you start! No. Just start.
  4. You can’t get past the first act of your screenplay without asking someone to read it for validation.
  5. You’re afraid that you need to wait until you’re “ready.”
  6. How do you know if your idea is any good? Is this an excuses for not writing?
  7. You feel like you’re not good enough.
  8. Outlining gives you a sense of control. Maybe if you keep thinking and putting it off, the idea will get better.
  9. You started, got scared, and took a break but never came back.
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