12days2

On The Eighth Day of Christmas…

…the Screenwriting Community gave to me, this tip: A screenplay is a 90-120 page document written in Courier 12 point font on 8 1/2″ x 11″ bright white three-hole punched paper. Wondering why Courier font is used? It’s a timing issue. One formatted script page in Courier font equals roughly one minute of screen time.…

12days2

On The Sixth Day of Christmas…

…the Screenwriting Community gave to me, this tip: Give your Characters a flaw for them to overcome over the course of your screenplay. The character flaw is the start of the character arc. Learn how to use flaws correctly before sitting down to create your characters.   Source : ScriptShadow.net

12days2

On The Fifth Day of Christmas . . .

…the Screenwriting Community gave to me, this tip: When writing Blocks of Description give one topic its own paragraph, but keep each paragraph to just four sentences by choosing the most precise words. Keep your descriptions tight and to the point.   Source : feekwrites.com  

12days2

On The Fourth Day of Christmas…

…the Screenwriting Community gave to me, this tip: The First Four Questions to ask Yourself before Writing: Who is the hero? What do they want? What’s stopping them from getting it? What’s at stake?   Source : CrackingYarns.com.au

12days2

On the Third Day of Christmas…

…the Screenwriting Community gave to me, this tip: The Screenwriting Life by the numbers: 1: Read 1 screenplay per week. 2: Watch 2 movies per week. 7: Write 7 Pages per week. 14:  Work 14 hours per week prepping a story.   Source : Go Into The Story

12days2

On The First Day of Christmas…

…the Screenwriting Community gave to me, this tip: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone     From “Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling“

calendar

2014 – A Look Back

Here we are just two weeks away from the end of another year. June 2015 will mark the fourth year of this blog and one of the things I’ve been doing lately is looking back. To make this easier I have pulled all of my blog posts into a Scrivener project, dividing them by year…

GreyStroverMap_40428

Chapter One Again, and Again…

With the outline done to my yet-to-be-named novel I have moved forward to actually writing the second draft, this time in Scrivener rather than being hand written. I’ve rewritten my first chapter three times now and it still doesn’t pop the way I had envisioned it during the outlining stage. It has been rethinking the…