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Forum: Research and Resources 06-14-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Question for our British members

I do not think this is a thing here, I've asked a couple of new-ish car owners to verify.
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 06-08-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Writer gets fired from upcoming Law & Order spinoff for controversial comments

Yep that was a pretty stoopid thing to do but is anyone else thinking it's pretty sucky to lose your job and your representation in this economic climate?
Forum: Screenwriting 06-07-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,879
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

Hey this isn't a Bono thread.

I'm a correct as you go type, I'm too anal not to keep looking back and fiddling.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,230
Posted By dpaterso
Re: What do you think about?

As I write, I'm just thinking about the characters in the story and the sequence they're in, and how it will bridge to the next sequence. Not just the current scene, but its place in the current...
Forum: Writing Exercises 06-01-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By dpaterso
Re: It's been a while

I know which teachers I hated the most but I dunno if they felt anything for me except "ugh I've stepped in dog sh!t" contempt. Mostly they were exhausted from Mark's sexing them.
Forum: Basics 05-29-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

Beginner's luck!


Given the era, I'd say there's a high possibility that's a transcript, someone else retyped it.


Bob Woodward's still doing his best...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,865
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The Last 10 Days

Always write like a pro, right?
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,780
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Trim Down That Spec

Tell me why you killed that funny line. What thoughts were going through your head at the time?
Forum: Basics 05-28-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Can brief, inconsequential dialogue be put into action?

LIBRARIAN
You want all the material requested
by the White House?

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

WOODWARD and BERNSTEIN standing there. The nod. One of them
maybe says "yessir," the other maybe "please."...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-28-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,865
Posted By dpaterso
Re: The Last 10 Days

HMMM. No screenwriting, as such (for a long time, not just the last 10 days). Added words to three prose stories, one Sci-Fi, two paranormals, I thought they'd be done around 30k words or...
Forum: Research and Resources 05-27-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Do people know the circumstances of the Mary Celeste?

Huh, I just noticed this, I guess some tales get forgotten about, this legend was well known to everyone and their dog when I was younger. The ship found abandoned in calm waters, food still on the...
Forum: Writing Exercises 05-27-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Scene Practice

Just gonna leave us hanging, huh?

Never poke a bulge with your pen.
Forum: Television 05-27-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Newman

That does sound interesting, albeit scientifically far-fetched, but hands up those who are disappointed this wasn't a Seinfeld spin-off. You'd think the producers might have taken this into account...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 05-09-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Question about WriterSolo

Since we're name-checking other screenwriting programs, I've used Movie Magic Screenwriter (http://www.screenplay.com/) for over a decade, it's super excellent.

I switched to a new laptop in January...
Forum: Writing Exercises 04-29-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Scene Practice

:rolling:
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-16-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Thought on scripts being stolen and used?

Super tale. But how annoying is that?! Everyone else in the room didn't shout, "HEY THAT WAS JS90'S PITCH!" -- or at least look at you and raise their eyebrows to say WTF?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 04-14-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Thought on scripts being stolen and used?

I used to register my scripts with WGAW (https://www.wgawregistry.org/registration.asp) before I had a dazzling epiphany moment, realizing no one in the business would ever want to steal 'em.

A...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-14-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Sci-Fi clichés

Anything with amnesia, or MC not knowing what they really are, cue big dramatic reveal that deflates like a balloon. "For you see, you are a princess of the royal blood. And also a battle robot."

G...
Forum: Basics 03-16-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By dpaterso
Re: Formatting questions with regards to minor characters

I'd at least define them by their jobs, MESSAGE BOY #1 and MESSAGE BOY #2 -- that way we don't need big explanations, let their names do the work.

MESSAGE BOY #1 runs in, touches a finger to his...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-15-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By dpaterso
Re: 2 characters, same location, parallel universe logline help please.

How about saying it in the scene headings? And/or can you focus on something that would tell us they're same but different? Total brain fart:

INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY

The bed is unmade, worn clothes...
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-07-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By dpaterso
Re: A Christmas contest, perhaps.

Sounds legit, 8 pages max (can be shorter), send PDF or exported text to dpaterson57 @ gmail.com


Xmas is a recognizable event, the TV channels are full of Xmas themed movies right now. No one says...
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-05-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By dpaterso
Re: A Christmas contest, perhaps.

So that's a no then. :D


Consider writing an 8-page "B" story you didn't use in your full length screenplay!


Good good, two and a half weeks to come up with something.
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-03-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By dpaterso
A Christmas contest, perhaps [washout]

Pretty much a shot in the dark, but show of hands if you might be interested.

Last year's contest (http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/showthread.php?t=84176) was a washout, will 2019, an odd...
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-05-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

Yeah maybe not everybody's cup of tea, the alternative was suggested if that didn't suit, write something Halloween or horror themed instead, que sera maybe next time.
Forum: Writing Exercises 11-03-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By dpaterso
Re: October 2019 Contest + results

Thank you discerning readers for your votes!

A couple of folks I half-expected to enter, didn't enter. We are literally down to a handful.

Related perhaps, usually there's some opinions and...
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