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1. "I definitely want to do more movies, and I'm also a writer, so I have a few screenplays that I'm working on, one of them based off my one-woman show that I used to do in New York. Two of the screenplays I've written by myself, and then I'm also working on one with my writing partner, Tom Riley, who's in London."
Author: Eliza Coupe
2. "Most of the ideas I've gotten for novels or screenplays have occurred to me while I was either shaving or taking a bath. A number have occurred to me while I was driving 127. I rarely get ideas when seated in front of my typewriter, which I find ironic because I have always suspected that typing somehow plays a key role in writing."
Author: Gary Reilly
3. "I set out to write a screenplay but, since my early 20s, had dreamed of writing a novel."
Author: Graeme Simsion
4. "I like to begin every screenplay with a burst of delusional self-confidence. It tends to fade pretty quickly, but (for me, at least) there doesn't seem to be any other way to start writing a script."
Author: Michael Arndt
5. "Writing screenplays makes me a better musician because it clears my head. After writing a movie, I go running back to music as fast as I can."
Author: Nick Cave
6. "If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels."
Author: Quentin Tarantino
7. "I read every screenplay that was being sent to the other directors. None were being sent to me, but I was reading what others were choosing and what the best writers were writing."
Author: Rupert Sanders
8. "Screenplays are structure, and that's all they are. The quality of writing—which is crucial in almost every other form of literature—is not what makes a screenplay work. Structure isn't anything else but telling the story, starting as late as possible, starting each scene as late as possible. You don't want to begin with "Once upon a time," because the audience gets antsy."
Author: William Goldman

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