Write Here, Write Now:
"Blogging about screenwriting craft sometimes is like lighting the blue touchpaper and needing to stand WELL BACK... And predictably, my last post started a comments bomb off.
One thing that always amazes me about screenwriting craft is how far people seem to be at either end of extremes - writers either go for white OR black on the page it appears, the usual worry being story may not be what a writer intended if there's not enough detail or that "texture" or "colour" in a scene may be missed out somehow.
Yet why can't you have both? Enough black to be interesting, but enough white so as to not bamboozle your reader with extraneous detail?"
13 hours ago