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WHY YOU AGONIZE OVER THOSE FIRST 10 PAGES (AND YOUR DRAFT ISN’T EVEN FINISHED)

 

 

I once spent years, on and off, agonizing over the first ten pages of a script I’d begun writing. Now if scripts were ten pages long, I’d have sold that bad boy a long time ago. 582 more words

First Draft

Skip Day

INT. BUS – MORNING

JEMMA (17, skinny, glasses) sits next to her best friend HAILEY (17, athletic, tall). They are each dressed in their schools PE uniform, and are seated mid way up the crowded bus as it makes its way up the road. 532 more words

A-Scene-A-Day

So, you want to be a professional writer.

When I first started out on what is laughingly called my writing career, I imagined that at some point, I would end up sitting somewhere warm doing pretty much sod all whilst my bank account was being drip fed a steady stream of royalty payments. 839 more words

Writing

Writing Quote #51 (Vladimir Nabokov)

“There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: he may be considered as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. 156 more words

Screenwriting

Martin Scorsese's Guardians of the Galaxy (1974)

Maybe it was that Cantinflas trailer before the movie, but ever since seeing Guardians of the Galaxy last week, I’ve had this insane urge to remake it into a low-budget ‘70s film with gloriously crappy special effects, hokey raccoon make-up and tree suits, and no CGI, if only to see masked Mexican wrestling legend… 100 more words

Sci-fi

Be A One-Hit Wonder

The other night when I was talking with my fellow writers at group, one of them mentioned the “10,000 Hours Rule” by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers.   516 more words

Writers

Exposition Will Kill Your Screenplay!

“I’m so mad at you right this minute and I’m going to do bad things to you once I’m given the chance!” You ever read a character say this in a script? 187 more words

Writing