Good article by Corey Mandell. http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-10-most-common-reasons-why-scripts-...
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I'm happy to say that upon reading this list and thinking on my scripts, none of them has any of these problems. I find that very encouraging.
A great read. The second link on procrastination also well worth a glance.
Good point Debbie. I saw that 'link' and figured I'd just bookmark the page and read it later.
Biggest peeve, it takes to long to get the conflict started. A lot of unproduced scripts start too slow for the audience and readers these days. I think you get about 3 pages to hook them - some, you get ONE...!
I read that on the list as well, about conflict not happening soon enough, and am happy to say none of my scripts has this problem. They all start out with excitement or humor and take off from there, especially my sci-fi thriller Werewolf Dawn.
"It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your screenplay's stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it."
Good link, Eoin, thanks. I think I might be this 'conceptual writer' but I think I've come a long way to ensuring my characters have good voice and unique, dynamic traits. Good food for thought! So, Corey Mandell gave a stage32 seminar on tips on doing the whole nasty business of re-writing, which is exactly where I'm struggling daily as a developing writer....does anyone know if I can access this webinar? It was Feb 26 2015...
I like that the second best way to get ignored is to have a paint by numbers script. Where are the formula fanatics, surely I have to have a twist on page 11 and a shift into the second act on exactly page 25. I am told only amateurs stray from the formulas. Obviously Indiewire is full of amateurs. I have never stuck to a formula.... Yes I am making fun of the formula fanatics.