“A lot of this book, you’re welcome to take with a grain of salt. Disagree with me if you like. Cast aspersions on my character if I say something you think is moronic. But, whatever you do, don’t be boring. That’s the only inviolable rule. If a scene, or your idea, or the main character is ever boring, stop writing until you figure out a way to un-boring it.

This is tough, especially if your tale is autobiographical.”

William M. Akers, Your Screenplay Sucks: 100 Ways to Make It Great