Screenwriting Tips from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright

By Cameron Cubbison · January 28, 2015

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright, the three talented writers behind The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, sat down to discuss their third and final film (The World's End). In that interview, they were asked a great question: do you have any screenwriting tips for "budding" writers? To some surprise, the three shifted from a a light sense of humor to hammering out some serious takeaways for writers to use when penning a screenplay. 

Pegg gives my favorite answer of the three: be meticulous in your writing. He stresses that one should have faith in their readers/audience when telling a story. 

Frost says to never give up and don't be afraid to edit. Again, great words of wisdom that we support fully. Just make sure to not over edit because then the entire story will simply be a pit of continuous back and forth. 

And finally, Wright embraces our love for structuralism and tells us to plot it all out, like a mathematical process. Again, we agree. We'd also add to not be afraid to bend the structural foundation a bit to help give a story some extra creative juice. 

Do you agree with these tips? 

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