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Hit the clutch and go...

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Category: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Forum Name: Screenwriting Bar & Lounge
Forum Description: Discuss NYC Midnight Screenwriting Competitions or Screenwriting in general.
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Topic: Hit the clutch and go...
Posted By: Random
Subject: Hit the clutch and go...
Date 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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Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 11:05am
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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Flash R3: https://bit.ly/32Pg2RI" rel="nofollow - The Old Men's Club (Mystery)
Short Screenplay R1: https://bit.ly/2OONrZz" rel="nofollow - Lookout Lily Grills the Suspects (Mystery)


Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 11:49am
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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Posted By: JeffreyHowe
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 11:59am
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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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 12:00pm
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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https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic30713_post321006.html#321006" rel="nofollow - FFC R3 Thriller!
https://bit.ly/2nQIiFf" rel="nofollow - Short Screenplay Challenge 1...So Romantic! Swoon!


Posted By: manifestlynot
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 2:31pm
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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Short Screenplay R1: http://bit.ly/2oPniPv" rel="nofollow - The Farmer's Fortune
FFCH3: https://bit.ly/379M2Ue" rel="nofollow - Sacred Silence


Posted By: dias
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 6:07pm
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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Flash 2: https://tinyurl.com/y5phezmw" rel="nofollow - The Trap (Action-Adventure)
Flash 3: https://tinyurl.com/v2te226" rel="nofollow - Sister Frances...(Mystery)


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 11:47pm
I write a story and then adapt it.


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https://bit.ly/32r9dq9 MF A Knock at the Door


Posted By: JeffreyHowe
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2019 at 12:23am
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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Posted By: PennyForThem
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2019 at 11:43pm
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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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2019 at 12:36am
I just read some Shakespeare and steal all the good ideas.

It's been working for others for 500 years or so...


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