You've got to write badly. If you write badly at least you've got something to rewrite. If you're scared to write badly, then you've got nothing.
A new writer starting out today, whether it's for TV or film, they have to remember that they're telling the story to themselves first of all, and they have to tell the story so that their life depends upon it.
Music, I find, gets you out of a trap [when screenwriting], because it speaks to your emotions directly, it's an abstract thing, it's not concerned with plot or story. And so music really helps - often I'll listen to the music and just write anything, just to get through.
The best thing a writer can do is walk. Walking gives you ideas.
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