Sunday, April 1, 2012

This is going better than I'd hoped

I am amazed at how much easier it is to write a script when I have an rough outline of what is going to happen. While preparing for Script Frenzy, I discovered that I am a little weak on structure. I mean, it's obvious, isn't it? My scripts wander like nightmares on Serpentine Avenue. The characters do things yet not much seems to happen. There isn't so much an ending as there is a reaching of appropriate page count.

Using "beat sheets" from two script specialists (Michael Hauge and Blake Snyder – if you must know), I sketched in brief summaries of what happens when. Thus removing some of the blocks that stop me from forward movement. I haven't tried this in the past due to my aversion to regimentation. However, having completed only two scripts out of six attempts ... I really needed to give a written outline a shot.

I'm writing and I don't want to stop! So uncharacteristic of me when writing a script. It's usually like pulling hen's teeth.

I hope this keeps up.

There's a counter on my home page where you can follow along. You can also check the statistics on my Script Frenzy profile.
"whammablamma" (working title) Gender role reversal in 1300's English village.
Total pages written: 5
Daily page count goal: 3.3
Pages written today: 5

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