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How I Start Writing A Screenplay — Rachel K. Ofori

(Watch the video interview on Youtube here)

Film Courage: When you’re writing a screenplay do you start with an outline?

Rachel K. Ofori, Producer/Writer: I start with somewhat of an outline. I need to know where I am and then where I am going or where I just came from. Usually for me when I am starting to write it’s not coming from a starting place, it’s coming from a scene I’ve already had so I write that scene out, the most vivid thing about what I think about this idea, I write that scene out any…it doesn’t have to fit anywhere. I don’t know where this is but I just see these characters doing this at some point. I start there because I kind of get my groove going and I start to…yeah I really feel this moment. I see this moment. I’m a very visual writer. When ideas come to me they come to me almost like a movie. I’m able to write them down and then now I go to an outline because I don’t even know where this is. I know I am here but I don’t even know where this is in the story…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

(Watch the video interview on Youtube here)

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