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Screen Writing Commandments

Writing a script is relatively easy. The real work is in preparing, building and "arc-ing" out the story and defining the characters. Once the "blueprint" is in place, the writing itself is usually a welcome enterprise. Many writers have trouble being patient enough with this process and it can cost them dearly in the long run.


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Blogger Anand said...

Hmm... that's interesting. Sometimes I find it difficult to separate the underlying structure and the 'writing'. Both happen together. Of course, there are always exceptions like this. But mostly you're right. I have always found working with a good outline extremely useful. Just that this last one, I feel I have been sketching it out far too long that I would be better off to just start typing and let the screenplay unravel. After all, isn't working with drafts the better way to fine-tune?
Also, do you think it depends on the genre?

Saturday, July 14, 2007 7:45:00 PM GMT+05:30  
Blogger suman kumar said...

When I am stuck at a point in the script, I stop writing. I push it to the back of my head, with a 'visible' bookmark that ensures that I am always at it; when I am riding or taking a shower or eating out... you know? It is so surprising that the solution-not just any solution but the 'one'-emerges when I least expect it. Let's rewind here. The same approach of marinating your idea before you start writing produces similar, effective results. This is what they call the creative process I guess. And, I don't think it can be any different for any genre. Your thoughts?

Saturday, July 14, 2007 8:04:00 PM GMT+05:30  
Blogger suman kumar said...

Also 'writing' here takes a new meaning. I mean, you are always writing on your mind's screen...

Saturday, July 14, 2007 8:05:00 PM GMT+05:30  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

Dei eppadi irukka?

Friday, July 20, 2007 11:00:00 AM GMT+05:30  

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