After almost an hour of work, I finally asked my student: “Would you go to see this movie?”
Her answer was: “No. It’s not really my kind of movie.”
That’s the problem that many writers face. We are so desperate to please others (producers, agents, the public, etc.) with our work that we sometimes forget that when we create, our first fan is always ourselves.
Take a moment to imagine your movie on the big screen. Would you be interested in seeing it? Do you have a favorite part of the story? Do you like the characters?
If you answered “no” to any of those questions, you might be trying to write the wrong story.