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I'm coming up with plenty of ideas for the feature I'm polishing but I only have the concept for this one. That's why I'm usually working on 2 or 3 scripts at a time - usually different genres - you never know which one the ideas will flow for!
 
I'm definitely going to start laying out this story tomorrow!
 
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I've come up with the general idea and how it goes, but I'm not writing until tomorrow.  Still working it all out in my head... I wish I had comedy or mockumentary, so I spent the first day cursing all the lucky bast**** who did end up with those categories.
 
Writing suspense is not my thing, so I had to do some technique research.  I think I've got it now... or do I?
 
At least I managed to spell suspense correctly this time around, so I guess I'm on the right road Wink.  Thank goodness for my wife and editorial skills.
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Originally posted by gmercer gmercer wrote:

Just curious how the writing is coming along for everyone?
 
I think I have my idea and now I'm drenching myself with the conventions of the genre so I can sit down and break 'em.
 
Hope All is Going Well!
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Had three outlines yesterday, narrowed it to one this morning, finished page 18 at 1:00 this afternoon.  I like the general story, but it still needs a lot of work, and a touch more character development.
As usual, I'm full speed ahead and now need to go back and fill in the stuff I missed.
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I remember that script Requiem - that was top notch - I didn't even realize at the time that was what you were eluding to - how's this years script coming?
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Originally posted by gmercer gmercer wrote:

One thing I've read about suspense and thriller is in a thriller if there's a bomb under a table that 2 characters are sitting at - the characters will know it's there - in a suspense only the audience knows.


Last year I took this old Hitchcock adage and applied it literally.

My genre/subject was suspense/an old record.

I put a bomb in the record player, informed the audience, but not the characters.

My script won its heat, so I'd say this is solid advice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2006 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by gmercer gmercer wrote:

One thing I've read about suspense and thriller is in a thriller if there's a bomb under a table that 2 characters are sitting at - the characters will know it's there - in a suspense only the audience knows. Hopefully that was helpful - and hopefully I don't get any crap for being helpful.
 
Good Luck
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Hey, that's good, Glenn, thanks!
 
I am in mourning for mockumentary. Maybe I can write a very suspenseful mockumentary comedy rom com
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Page 8, relishing the fact that I know the story, know where it's going and I love it.  I've never written a thriller before, but like all genres it has it's own pace and 'rules' and it's all going very well and I'm sticking to it tightly. I should be done with the first draft tonight.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gmercer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2006 at 2:16pm
Actually I take that back when I first saw you're post there was huge space and then right at the bottom was your text, and then after I replied it was back to normal - so you're not as funny as I thought - lol
 
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Well put Chris, you're a funny guy - not like a clown though.
 
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I've got nothing so far.

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