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Wrote 12 pages, sent to beta and learned it's ridiculously horrible...Between computer crashing and a horrible cold (and life) I have today to rewrite it. Think I can but is it worth it? I did tap out a new outline but not sure I've got the energy to make it very good (though TBH it doesn't always need to be very good to make the cut)...
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Originally posted by thesaura73 thesaura73 wrote:

Wrote 12 pages, sent to beta and learned it's ridiculously horrible...Between computer crashing and a horrible cold (and life) I have today to rewrite it. Think I can but is it worth it? I did tap out a new outline but not sure I've got the energy to make it very good (though TBH it doesn't always need to be very good to make the cut)...


Turn something in if even remotely possible.  You won't always contend with health issues and life and everything else conspiring to make it difficult, but you will know you can finish even when it's hard.

Knowing you can is far more important than the entry itself.

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I could turn what I have but would rather turn in something that more closely resembles mystery! LOL The entry fee always motivates me to try and eke out something not-too-horrible
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Originally posted by thesaura73 thesaura73 wrote:

The entry fee always motivates me to try and eke out something not-too-horrible

Same here, that's why I'm even still trying to work on my turd of a story... Otherwise I might as well have thrown literal money out of my literal window. Wacko


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Originally posted by thesaura73 thesaura73 wrote:

Wrote 12 pages, sent to beta and learned it's ridiculously horrible...Between computer crashing and a horrible cold (and life) I have today to rewrite it. Think I can but is it worth it? I did tap out a new outline but not sure I've got the energy to make it very good (though TBH it doesn't always need to be very good to make the cut)...

Don't feel bad. I've got my draft done, and I think my story idea is okay, but found to my horror that writing a screenplay requires me to combine third person with present tense, and that I have no idea how to manage my formatting even with one of the free apps, and that I'm not sure I haven't included some kind of internal dialogue or deep POV which is great in fiction and an absolute no-no in screenplay writing.

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Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Originally posted by thesaura73 thesaura73 wrote:

Wrote 12 pages, sent to beta and learned it's ridiculously horrible...Between computer crashing and a horrible cold (and life) I have today to rewrite it. Think I can but is it worth it? I did tap out a new outline but not sure I've got the energy to make it very good (though TBH it doesn't always need to be very good to make the cut)...

Don't feel bad. I've got my draft done, and I think my story idea is okay, but found to my horror that writing a screenplay requires me to combine third person with present tense, and that I have no idea how to manage my formatting even with one of the free apps, and that I'm not sure I haven't included some kind of internal dialogue or deep POV which is great in fiction and an absolute no-no in screenplay writing.

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What??  Shocked

writing a screenplay requires me to combine third person with present tense

I need to know what all that means?  I'm doomed...
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

What??  Shocked

writing a screenplay requires me to combine third person with present tense

I need to know what all that means?  I'm doomed...

In that link NYCM gives you where it says "Never written a screenplay before? Click here to see some basics..." I read this:

Action Lines
This is where you create the images of the film in the reader's head.  As stated above, action lines should only describe what an audience can see or hear.  They should be short and concise, easy to visualize, and should move the characters, and plot forward.  Action lines should always be written in the present tense.

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Since I'm doing action for characters like JANE and DICK, I'm writing third person.

Example:

Jane enters the bar. Dick turns around and promptly falls off his stool, breaking his crown.
--Third person, present tense.

Please don't take this as gospel. I'm am an absolute NEWBIE at screenplay. I'm just quoting the info provided. Someone, please please please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

[QUOTE=Random]
What??  Shocked


Since I'm doing action for characters like JANE and DICK, I'm writing third person.

Example:

Jane enters the bar. Dick turns around and promptly falls off his stool, breaking his crown.
--Third person, present tense.

Please don't take this as gospel. I'm am an absolute NEWBIE at screenplay. I'm just quoting the info provided. Someone, please please please correct me if I'm wrong.



Jane enters the bar. Dick turns around (turns, falling off his stool, his crown breaks) and promptly falls off his stool, breaking his crown.

Maybe more like that?
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OK, I cut out the garbage and then tried to smooth out the non-garbage parts. Not sure I want to make anyone suffer reading it in beta! Got to get to bed to catch a 7 a.m. train out of town and just forget this during that time! If I'm lucky I will have an hour to work on this when back in town.
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