Managing Your Story Outline

A fun sit-down with Gordy Hoffman, founder and judge of BlueCat Screenplay Competition, answering questions from up and coming filmmakers and screenwriters:

Should you always stick with your screenplay outline? Gordy explains how a writer should trust their instincts and be loyal to the story and its characters.


Ask your own questions on Twitter and make sure to keep writing!

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4 Responses to “Managing Your Story Outline”

  1. Gary Tao Says:

    June 13th, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Thank you Gordy. This is where I am right now with another great story. I have recently taken some courses and though I stick to Michael Hauge’s structure and Synder’s, recently I have become miserable writing and in fact stopped for almost two weeks now. I loved it when it was a creative process.

  2. BlueCat Says:

    June 13th, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Just go back to your imagination. No one ever uses that word with screenwriting. Where is your imagination? You have it, go back to it and work from there.

  3. Chris Caleo Says:

    June 13th, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Gordy spot on as usual.

    Let the story show you the way. You can’t rope a tornado.


  4. Christopher Winter Says:

    June 13th, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you for the advice Gordy! Keep it coming! As a new writer, I can use all I can get. In the last 9 months I’ve written 8 shorts and 2 features, but I still have no idea what I’m doing.

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