I'm back. I'm a writer. A past screenwriter with numerous screenplays filed away. The trouble is not writing them but trying to get them on someone's desk. My Final Draft program went on the fritz after my computer showed signs of dying a slow death and I never bothered to purchase another. I have a new computer now, but I'm on a fence post deciding to go with the writing part. I've got some great screenplays in different genres collecting dust. A vague memory floating in my brain. To me, they are great but to a script reader they are filled with you didn't do that, you should have done this at this time and all sorts of things that I should have known about. Screenwriting is a profession whereby you need someone else to help you break out. It's not like you go fly fishing and it's you and your skills to catch a fish.
What do you think I should do? Purchase another program and continue forging ahead with spec screenplays, only to have to spend time and energy finding an interested party. Or, get screenwriting software and write as a hobby. Not an easy decision!
I've decided to continue writing. Only screenwriting. I've taken an animation script, "CANDY RESCUES the TOOSHONES" in hard copy, and rewrote it. Now, I'm halfway rewriting a drama, comedy, fantasy, paranormal script, "ZACHARY'S INHERITANCE." After that, I'm going to venture into shorts.
Write what you know! I think that phrase isn't well written. It should be, "Write what you have learned." You can't write if you haven't learned a lot of things through the years to write about. All the best in your writing.
MAP IN A BOTTLE Budget: $1M - $5M | Adventure ⋄ Family A teenage girl finds an antique bottle containing a leather map. Upon investigation, it indicates an X on an island 8km. away.
ORBY, THE ALIEN ROBOT Budget: $1M - $5M | Family ⋄ Fantasy A 12-year-old girl and her new park boyfriend find a sphere in the forest. She falls into the river with the sphere in her backpack and figures the sphere is bad luck, throws it away, only to be visited the next day by its occupant, a six-inch roving robot.
THE POCKETBOOK Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama ⋄ Family A father's only teen daughter dies as a result of a school shooting. He receives a bullet and is nursed back to health physically and mentally by the nurse's pocketbook.
CANDY RESCUES THE TOOSHONES Budget: $1M - $5M | Animation ⋄ Family A little girl is zapped to an enchanted sequoia forest by two fairies to save the Tooshone children from the mean old sorceress, Esmerelda.
MUST BE MICHAEL Budget: $30M+ | Drama ⋄ Family A young family, one cold frosty morning has the doorbell ring. A one-month-old baby boy is wrapped in a thin summer blanket. A note attached to his diaper reads: His name is Michael ... he has strange powers ... take care of him!
THE MISER'S GIFT Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama ⋄ Family A teenage boy wanting nothing more than to live a frugal, minimalist, Christian life, ALONE, finds more of what he didn't want.
The Bug Boy Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Drama A horse trainer and a French chef unemployed, on the streets, no money, scratching for food, have a full money bag fall out of an armored truck in front of them. They buy a racehorse and the chef becomes a whining bug boy determined to win the Triple Crown.
LITTLE WHITE ROOTS Budget: $10M - $30M | Adventure ⋄ Action A cure for melanoma cancer is found within little white roots of the Couppa tree in the Amazon Rainforest. The ethnobotanist returns to find more for internal cancers, only to find out the territory has been deforested by loggers. This is his struggle to return to search for more with a drought, no fuel, transportation, and a means to get there from Colorado.
NOW WHAT? Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Family The trials and tribulations of a fired porter in starting his own produce market across the street from an Italian one.
Laurentian University Sudbury Ontario Canada