I'm nearly halfway through an online course in screenwriting purchased for me by my daughter. It is an enormous undertaking involving watching myriad movies and tv shows, analyzing them, and then fulfilling some learned information from that study. My problem now is that in spite of having a new analytical perspective on what I watch and being fully halfway through the course, I have yet to be able to write a script. A graduated exercise method would certainly have been superior, but that's not my concern here: I have stories (shorts and a few novels) I'd like to see in screen form yet when I sit at the keyboard with Final Draft up and running, once past the logline, I'm lost. I'm struggling now with creation of scenes but not making much progress and the story ideas are starting to logjam in my stack of index cards. Any suggestions out there? Or do I just need to plug away at the course until I'm complete and then play with scenes until a fantasy emerges from my printer? In learning the craft of writing novels and short stories, I had the advantage of a grand teacher (Ann Crispin) and a several writing groups, and now an incredible editor/friend. Is there some similar culture available to tap into to share these productions? I"m feeling another noir fantasy nipping at my macerated heels.