Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Down to Business

I have to concentrate now, I've been given David Trottier's 'The Screenwriter's Bible' by my tutor and if I don't turn in a properly written screenplay I'm in trouble. Just when I'd got the hang of the Stage Play too, which I kept formatting in TV style (on account of the other course; I do have an excuse. I am a Writer, after all!!!)

We did another class exercise yesterday - adapting a very short story into a screen play - the adapting part completely got away from me. I started well enough: EXT. CAR. DAY. then careered away like the car had burst a tyre, so wrapped up was I in moving the story along. It'll be interesting to see how much of the dialogue I have to replace with action. It's not as easy as you may think!

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