After reading many, many wonderful (and less than wonderful) screenplays, these are the three most common things I find that need addressing:
- A Story and B Story definition
- Character development
- Too wordy (show don’t tell)
Let me talk about each and you can put these to work in your own script. I reference Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, as the best screenwriting book to follow when defining these terms.
I have recently been asked what is the difference between these two titles. When one is starting out it is important to know what to expect from your consultant and if you have one, your agent.
First, let me define the terms here: Continue reading
Everyone has their own creative highs and lows… but throughout the process, we must stay motivated!
Here are some of my favorite things to do when I need to focus up!!
Go on Pinterest and get inspirational photos to write about. Continue reading
I had to find the right photo here to start off this blog in style. In my opinion, there is nothing we can’t do when we set our mind to it. Maybe that is why I decided to write this blog. It is a work in progress for I am unsure exactly why I am writing this but it’ll hopefully come to me as time goes on. Continue reading
Life is all about color. I am learning that we all have different colors in our lives that are hidden. Depending on what brings them out will determine the emotion that follows.
This picture best represents a few people that I have come in contact with over these years. I reconnected with a few old classmates and then had them fade off once again out of my life. History somehow repeats itself I presume. But what amazes me is the color that they brought to my life while they were in touch. The joy of hearing about their lives and how they were doing. Speaking to some was like we had never been apart but with others, the time had changed us and there was no going back. It can be bittersweet for you so want it all to work out the way it once was. But the colors are not the same as they once were. Time has changed you both and there is no stopping time. So you enjoy the moment of reconnecting and remember the colors as you move along.
I think that we all have so many colors in our lives that it is hard to know which one to give life to. I tend to try to stay away from the “dramatic colors. They disrupt the beauty and you find that it is hard to enjoy life with them in it.
I have debated whether or not to start a blog or restart one on writing. I read so many others and find that I might not have much of interest to say. But today I feel that I might. So here’s to a good try anyways.
I think that those that write are the most amazing people in the world. I think anyone that can create in this world is amazing honestly but writers are a bit closer to me at heart. Continue reading
How does one restart their writing and make it once again part of their daily life?
It takes a lot to begin the process and put back in the structure of writing daily. Here are some things that I have found helpful.
Get the app 5,000 WPH and set a time limit to write every day. Continue reading
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
– William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)