Do you know McSweeney’s? No? What a pity, becuase McSweeney’s is a fantastic publisher based in San Francisco. They publish books (Books & Quaterly), magazines (The Believer) and a DVD edition (Wholphin DVD) and they do a lot of awesome stuff on the internet. But what did I actually want to say?
Ah, yes. Now they published an article about the things you should do if you DO NOT WANT TO write a screenplay. there is a lot of things to consider, for example this rule:
A really good way to not get started on the screenplay that you are not writing is to realize that there are no new ideas out there and that, even if there were, someone either already has or most certainly will get there before you do.
All ten rules for not writing a screenplay are explained here.