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Writers trying to break in are constantly generating new ideas for reps to try and sell or package. So how do you know which one is right for you?


Writing something new is always a challenge. The blank page stares at you and seems to laugh more menacingly than Joaquin Phoenix on a subway train.



But what if you actually have a lot of ideas? How can you decide which one is worth the next few weeks or months of your time?



Especially if you don’t have a representative that can help walk you through what they think is good for your brand or in the market. The answer might surprise you.



Pick the project that you know 100 percent how it ends.



Yup. That’s it.



It doesn’t matter if you don’t have all the characters worked out yet, or the setting, the second act, or even the thematic tentpoles to hold all of those up. Pick the one idea whose ending stands out strongest and moves you the most.



Pick the one idea with the ending you feel the most for and about.

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Source: No Film School