quote o’ the day

“Screenwriting is an art and a craft — and the most successful writers have mastered each. The ‘art’ involves the innate ability to re-create life and characters through conflict and truth. The ‘craft’ involves the technical aspects — like dramatic structure. The latter can be learned, the former cannot. In my opinion, the artist often creates meandering and self-indulgent work, while the craftsman often creates superficial entertainment. It is the confluence of both that results in the great work.”

–Christopher Lockhart

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