The Goddess makes the most amazing muffins. Each week during term, to shut up provide the kids with a lunch option, she whips up a batch of muffins from a cake recipe. And that’s not the only detour she’s made from the recipe: sometimes, she’s forgotten to put in various presumably vital ingredients – like eggs or milk. Et voile – bloody scrumptious muffins I have to beat race the kids to savour.
Writing a script can be similar: whatever you might start out with is not the be all and end all; you can pull out what you once thought were vital things – and you’ve still got yourself a rocking good script.