"Top Ten Screenplay Rewrite Tips" is a quick and easy read, which offers a variety of insights into the rewrite process.
There’s an old saying in the screenwriting trade:
“Write from the gut and rewrite from the head.”
And most writers do just that, which is why their first screenplay draft tends to be anything but a true “first” draft. Chances are, by the time a screenwriter is done writing “from the gut” and is ready to call that "first draft” a done deal, they’ve poured over their work, page-by-page, a dozen times or more.
Next comes the challenge of rewriting “from the head” in the hope of realizing every last bit of the potential inherent in their original screen story vision. But there’s a problem… their first draft is already close to perfect... at least from their point of view. After all, why would they have written it any other way?
In “Top Ten Screenplay Rewrite Tips” you’ll find a set of analytical tools intended to assist writers in making the transition from first draft, write-from-the-gut mode, to second draft write-from-the-head mode