In his acceptance speech for Best Screenplay, Django Unchained writer and director Quentin Tarantino gave the audience a window into his writing process. In short, he reads scenes of his work aloud to a trusted group of friends, but he doesn’t seek their feedback. Just speaking/hearing his own words in front of an audience is enough. Here’s what he said:
“The other thing I have to thank is my group of friends as I’m writing the script that I read scenes to as I go on. They’re the ones, man, they’re the ones as I’m writing, I’ll read a scene this time, I’ll read a scene that time, I’ll kind of piece it together–you guys don’t know how important you are to my process.
“I don’t want input. I don’t want you to tell me if I’m doing anything wrong. Heavens forbid. But I write a scene and I think I’ve heard it as much as I can. But then when I read it to you–I don’t give it to you to read–I read it. When I read it to you, I hear it through your ears and it let’s me know I’m on the right track. And you never know–you’ll never know how much encouragement you give me doing that.”