I came across this video (only 7 mins) which is well worth a watch. It shows the screenwriter Dustin Lance Brown talking about his creative process when he works on a new script. Having just bought myself a nice little pack of index cards, and being something of a stationery addict, I loved to see him covering his (rather splendid) table with his cards, working out how his script will go together before he starts writing.
I’m not a screenwriter but I think there’s much food for thought and inspiration in here for fiction writers too. I’m about to use my cards to outline my scenes and lay them out for an overview. I’m doing this at revision stage but I can see that should I ever be starting a fresh work (hah!) it would be a great outlining process.
Stick with the video to the end and you’ll swell with joy at his passionate defence of the need for more stories in the world!