I have two tricks. One is that I write every day, regardless of whether I want to or not because as I just said, in a way I never want to write. It’s not even an issue. I just write four pages a day when I’m working. I have a quota. A sub-set of that system is that I am a firm believer that bad ideas lead to good ones. When I am not inspired and I don’t know the solution I will just type out the most banal solution and know that at least it’s on the page and it gets me to the next story beat.
Quality not quantity. Make sure that script that gets read, that first layer, that first barrier into the business, the readers, the assistants who read your script, make sure it’s really really polished. It’s a clean copy, and that it shows who you are, and it’s a refined piece of unique work
Wesley Strick - Writer Of 2010’s “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Doom,” “Cape Fear,” And “Arachnophobia” - on his best business advice for screenwriters