To become a great screenwriter, you must revise and cut away and your script, even the lines you love most. Or at the very least, if you hire a screenwriter, make sure they have the guts to kill their darlings, or as we like to say around here… Kill your babies!

Waaaaa!!!!! Goo-goo-ga-gaa!!!!! I don’t wannnaaaaa!!!!!!

Think you have what it takes to be a great screenwriter?  Do you cry under pressure?  Do you take your coffee black?  Okay, tough guy, do you kill babies? You know, that amazing scene in your screenplay that serves no purpose, except to demonstrate your incredible insight into humanity?

  • James Cameron killed his babies in “Aliens“.
  • Shane Black is a big-time baby killer.
  • Woody Allen doesn’t just love babies, he kills them.