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Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! James Scott Bell March 29, There are a lot of ways not to do something. Like the new boat owner a few years ago who was filling up his pleasure craft with fuel for that first time out. Only he mistook the tube meant to hold fishing poles for the gas tank.
After completing his work he started up the engine. The gas fumes ignited and blew the boat owner into the sky. He came down in the drink and was rescued, but the boat was a goner. You can be just as creative in finding ways not to write your novel. With a little thought and not much effort, you can easily devise methods to prevent yourself from actually finishing a book—or finishing a book that has a chance to sell.
This guest post is by James Scott Bell. Follow him on Twitter jamesscottbell. Go to your favorite writing spot with your laptop or pad. Perhaps your location of choice is a Starbucks.
Sit down with a cup of coffee and hold it with both hands.
Do not put your fingers anywhere near the keyboard. Glance out a window if one is available. Wait for a skein of geese flying in V formation. If no window is available, simply observe the other patrons and make sure they can see your expression of other-worldly concentration.
You are waiting for inspiration. It must come from on high and fill you like fire. Until then, do not write a word.
Tell yourself this will relax your mind so inspiration can pour in. Of course, those who think it wise to finish their novels do things backwards. They do things like this: Establish a writing quota. The quota is based not on how much time they spend thinking about writing, but on how many words they get down.
Some do a daily quota, others do it by the week. But they figure out what they can comfortably get done and set a quota about 10 percent above that as a goal. By looking at what they wrote the day before, they get back into the flow of their story.
And one day they look up and see a finished manuscript.Since one script page equals approximately one minute on the screen, the 75% mark of a page screenplay will occur at page 90, or about 90 minutes into the two-hour film.
As I explain this six-stage process below, I'll refer to dozens of recent successful films. Jun 11, · The one surefire way to break into the industry is to write a great script. “All you have to do is write a great script,” they say.
If you don’t have a ticking time bomb in your script, you better have a damn good reason why. 10) STAKES I’ve just given you the 13 keys to writing a great script.
Now some of you have. 1. Wait for inspiration. Go to your favorite writing spot with your laptop or pad. Perhaps your location of choice is a Starbucks. Sit down with a cup of coffee and hold it with both hands.
From the Amazon Book Review: "A Heck of a Lot of Fun": Ernest Cline on the Film In , Ernest Cline's Ready Player One riveted readers to the page as unlikely hero Wade Watts used his gaming skills and his knowledge of s pop-culture trivia to find clues left by billionaire James Halliday.
Jun 11, · Figure it out and you hold the key to writing great scripts for the rest of your life. So there you have it. I’ve just given you the 13 keys to writing a great script.
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