"...Don’t write for anyone but yourself. At the end of the day, write the movie that you know you would be super excited to sit down and watch. Don’t think because you read a Blacklist script and saw a certain style being executed in there that that is what people want, so therefore let me write it that way. Or, there is a certain movie that is in vogue right now and let me try to write my version of that.
Everybody I know, really almost without exception, is a pretty good storyteller in the right circumstances. And so it is really finding the thing that you want to tell another person... I think you always need to be striving towards making something as good as it could be, and the definition of “good as it could be” should be the thing that you would be excited to see. Not what you think other people would be excited to see... make sure that when someone is reading it, they experience an enthusiasm that you had when you first came up with the idea..."