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“Never forget this: Ordinary pumpkins are always forgotten. Only the giant pumpkin draws a crowd and lives on holiday cards, refrigerators and grainy You Tube videos…forever. The giant pumpkin is legend. And when you’ve grown one…you will be a legend, too.”
Mike Michalowicz
The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field

A few weeks ago on creativeLIVE I caught a little bit of Mike Michalowicz’s talk on his book The Pumpkin Plan. One of my takeaways regarding screenwriting is your writing has to be a giant pumpkin. Diablo Cody’s Juno script was not an ordinary pumpkin. It drew a crowd, launched a career, and made her a legend. (Heck, it even helped inspire this blog.) Remember, “Ordinary pumpkins are always forgotten.”

At the same time don’t get caught up in writing the great script. Rather focus on what WME Story Editor Christopher Lockhart calls The Right Script. Perhaps think in terms of a special pumpkin.

Now if you’re expecting a blog called Screenwriting from Iowa do give something you won’t find in any other blog on screenwriting—here it is:

And here’s a great pumpkin bonus video.

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