About learning screenwriting.
The article on Killing Creativity: Why Kids Draw Pictures of Monsters & Adults Don't meld in my mind with two interviews, one with Robert McKee and the other with Sid Kali and a saying by Einstein.
Just finished listening to 10 video interviews with Robert McKee - sure worth listening to, and learning from. McKee discusses the different methodologies and misguidance on what to do or not to do when writing a screenplay.
Does tons of how-to-and-not out there leave the creative mind paralyzed with not doing?
An interview with Sid Kali, on Movie Biz Coach, has the same warnings on movie making that can translate to writing or publishing-paralysis.
Creativity is the residue of time wasted. ~ Albert Einstein
The bottom line: so many contracting theories, techniques and methodologies make for a hugely lucrative market and one can get ideas, but they can become a maze with no way out, or a writer can spend so much time trying to find the right mace never braking free.