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    Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 10:11am
Short Story is over for now; it's time to stop thinking 'how does it feel' and concentrate on 'what does it look like'.  After the last three days that's going to take work.  I'm almost glad I have one set of taxes left to get my mind out of writing for a couple days.

Final Draft rather than Word.  It's the same thing, but all so different.
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Back to more confident ground for me. The weird thing is I felt totally the opposite a couple of years ago. Prose was what I knew, while screenplay was alien, impenetrable, daunting.

Now I find comfort and confidence in Screenplay's structures and rules, while free prose feels intimidatingly unchained.
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Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Back to more confident ground for me. The weird thing is I felt totally the opposite a couple of years ago. Prose was what I knew, while screenplay was alien, impenetrable, daunting.

Now I find comfort and confidence in Screenplay's structures and rules, while free prose feels intimidatingly unchained.


And I'm still in the "give me prose or give me an ulcer" stage, where I actually write screenplays in prose and adapt them (with varying degrees of success).  I need to re-examine my attitude toward those limitations and learn to embrace them.
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Hey, short stories are almost like treatments, right? Wink

Actually, given the number of my own short stories I have adapted into screenplays...
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Originally posted by JeffreyHowe JeffreyHowe wrote:

Hey, short stories are almost like treatments, right? Wink

Actually, given the number of my own short stories I have adapted into screenplays...

I do exactly the opposite! I use screenplay to generate ideas that become prose later...
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I’m glad to go from prose to screenplay and not the other way around. I write the worst description in prose after being in a screenplay mindset.
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After doing Screenwriting Challenge and Short Screenplay last year, I really struggled to get back to prose. To the point where I had to write my Round 1 Short Story as a stage play Embarrassed

Like Tim I think I prefer the structure and rules of screenwriting, it actually takes a lot of agonising decisions out of your hands (past tense vs. present tense, 1st person or 3rd person etc). 
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I write a story and then adapt it.
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Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by JeffreyHowe JeffreyHowe wrote:

Hey, short stories are almost like treatments, right? Wink

Actually, given the number of my own short stories I have adapted into screenplays...

I do exactly the opposite! I use screenplay to generate ideas that become prose later...

Used to do that too. Prose just takes too damn long. AngryBig smile
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I can't remember how I write anymore. 

Last set in feedback on a short horror included the words 'There is a true desire for it all to end '...and that was in what the judges liked!


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