Ed Vassie

Hi! I'm Ed Vassie. I'm a screenwriter and a recovering zombie. Check out some of my scripts and my screenwriting blog here.

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Learning from Inside Out #amwriting #scriptchat #screenwriting

Last night I watched Inside Out for the first time. Bit late, I know. I was amazed at the clarity of the inner and outer journey for Joy and how they perfectly related to each other.  

Outer journey: Joy and Sadness are taken from headquarters and are forced to work together to get back.  Throughout the journey Joy finds that Sadness is surprisingly more useful than she had initially imagined.  

This lesson mirrors Joy's inner journey, that is realising that their girl can't have joy without experiencing and FEELING sadness. 

I guess the lesson I learned from Inside Out was make the inner and outer journeys related in one way or another and it will help make your script tight and compelling.  

I also learnt the trick to not crying in front of people is to just not watch Pixar movies. 

Happy writing!