Scripts or years later, what genre did you fall in love with?
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Unfortunately, I took the saying "Write what you know" too literally, then I started writing about my own life and personal experiences. But then I had to take creative license to make the stories more interesting or to create story arcs, as a result, all my first attempts seemed like I was lying about my life.
Comedy. I was writing with my brother. I am more of a drama guy. Trying to build my thriller chops.
Comedy. It is definitely the toughest genre to write and although I haven't abandoned it completely, my latest scripts have veered towards action and drama.
I first started with historical noir, supernatural thriller, and sci-fi. I've never wanted to write just one genre.
I started with comedy too. Now I'm enjoying fantasy quite a bit. Slowly putting together an outline for my next fantasy script. - Chris
I started out writing crime stories which nobody was making at the time so I switched to thrillers, sci-fie, action adventure and some other genres I can't even remember now.
I started with action/adventure, then horror... I flit between the two and occasionally venture into thrillers.
I started out in drama, still there. I've done drama with supernatural and thriller mixed in also.
I got started because a stuntman/action director friend challenged me to do it and so I thought, for sure we'd be writing action movies but he wanted to make a drama. Then when he introduced me to another stuntman turned director who wanted to hire me to write, once again I was surprised that it would not be an action film. It was a horror! I have written a few thrillers for/with them as well.
Lisa. Good for you. Action Directors tend to work on a lot of different projects so they are good connections to have especially if they are in or want to get into directing.
Drama then one horror, back to drama. Drama is my voice, my forte and what I'm sticking to.
A paranormal thriller. I thought it would be the best script ever written :) :)
Actually, the first screenplay I ever wrote was a rom-com. (True story.) :D
For me, it was drama and romance. That was always my favorite genre. I also equally loved romance. So my first two scripts consisted of one drama and one romance. I've come a long way, one of those scripts was 235 pages, lol. Thanks for sharing, Becca.
My first was a comedy. Then, drama, where I stayed for quite a while.
Chad. Adaptations are not a genre but I like writing them too and there are some advantages if the book got some good reviews.
Dan Guardino You're absolutely right. I was being facetious but not obviously so unfortunately. As for my first screenplays they have been a mix of sci-fi, historical non-fiction, etc.
My first script was a crime drama pilot. I know not what I will do next; but I'd sure as hell would like to sell something soon.
My first script was an adaptation to my book, a sci-fi adventure romance. I like that genre and I'm still working in it.
Family crime drama
I'm in love with comedy and animation.
Fantasy/Romance between a girl and a demon. Now I write sci-fi. I love it and I've done well in a few contests. Hope to write the next breakout "Star Wars"-type film.
Rural Psychological Thriller but now have written a Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi series. Technology has really opened up the possibilities of what you can create.
first script was a drama. Still mainly stick to drama and dramedy. I do have one straight comedy and a couple thrillers. Most are female centric, my expertise is in writing strong women.
I love comedy, dark comedy, and animation. If it's done right, it's amazing. We don't laugh enough as human beings and most people are lost in the bad news world. Stop readin the paper, the new, and stay away from negative people. They all SUCK the energy away from your creativity. Keep writings M.F's. We got this!