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Photo Quotables: Enrique Jardiel Poncela Apr 15

Some quick inspiration from PhotoQuoto.com:

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. ~ Enrique Jardiel Poncela

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
~ Enrique Jardiel Poncela

That goes for both ease of comprehension, and ease of actually saying the line.

In my writing group, often times we’ll come across lines that are easy to read with the eye, but yet trip people up when the lines are read out loud. It’s always a good idea to review whether or not these lines were inherently difficult to say, or were just difficult for that particular reader to say.


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2 Responses
  1. DR WHO FAN CLUB says:

    This is perhaps the best quote in the business of screenwriting. Thank you for posting this.
    Now to all these guys out there – shut up.
    Let your script read smoothly and become a pager.
    Stop trying to be smart and academic.
    At first – screenwriting is an art. Later on it becomes a business via your Entertaintment Lawyer.

    It is an ART. Stop your yapping and start making the writing effortless guys. It will take a lifetime before you see the big money. So write until someone tells you this as good a SIX SENSE or BLADE or BIG FISH. Do me a favor, read what the very wealthy screenwriter of BLADE said on Youtube about this quote.

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    DR. WHO FAN CLUB

  2. Trevor Mayes says:

    Hey Dr Who Fan Club,

    I like that philosophy. We should all be aiming to write scripts that are as good as our favorites, not just passable efforts.

    And yeah, David Goyer has some great tips.

    Thanks for the note.

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