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Forum: Screenwriting 01-05-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

I would like to say congratulations also. I don't think I've read any of her posts but I only participate in a few forums here. (And, it just occurred to me, she may have a different user name.)
Forum: Screenwriting 01-05-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

The thing is, there are other routes (more direct routes) than screenplay contests, where so much is left to chance. Research, direct contact, getting in touch with people who know people, etc. Back...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-05-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

Yeah, but where these writers the kind who would obsess over Blacklist scores? "I got a 4 and a 7, so now I'm going to try for two more reads to see if I can get average up to a 6.5." Maybe I've been...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-05-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

We're talking about the way action is described. It has nothing to do with POV.



If the writing is clear, what is the problem? Why do you consider this "bad writing?"
Forum: Screenwriting 01-04-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

In the late 80s and early 90s my brother and I "published" a small-press magazine. Since we actually paid a whopping 1/4 a word, we got a lot of submissions. Pretty much wore me out trying to read...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-04-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Centos
Emacs with Fountain Mode

Finally tried Emacs and Fountain Mode. Nice for writing in Fountain format, when wanting to view something that looks (kind of) like a screenplay (like Slugline or Highland 2). So far I haven't tried...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-03-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

It really screwed me up for a couple of years when I tried to comply to all the "rules" of screenplay writing. I even argued with successful pros that "their" way wasn't the right way. Then, of...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-02-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

I don't agree. "Her stomach does flip-flops" immediately gets the point across. We "see" the character's reaction. An actor can act it. "...she LOOKS like her stomach does flip-flops..." is clumsy,...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-24-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By Centos
Re: This Violates Screenplay Format -- SHOWING

I don't know what "off the text" means, but otherwise I don't see anything wrong with any of this. I think your critic is petty.
Forum: Writing Exercises 12-13-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Centos
Re: A Christmas contest, perhaps.

Or a Christmas AND a New Year contest. I definitely don't see Christmas and the New Year as two parts of the same holiday. New Year is when everyone is hauling their Christmas tree out to the curb.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 493,021
Posted By Centos
Re: The Screenplay Mechanic (EvilRbt)

Congratulations and good luck!
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-10-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By Centos
Re: The next writing exercise

So... the 25th, or...?
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Centos
Re: Who Will Be The First To Put One Of These Satanic Horrors In Their Screenplay?

Is that what the dude is playing in the background of this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EZaWfLc-eo
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,164
Posted By Centos
Re: Loving your character too much

Apparently Andy Breckman didn't love his character too much. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msAuWlPZuAY&list=PLDl-jlMXNM04HmKgfR-NS76BnSjXDN1j-&index=1
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-06-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Centos
Re: I'm thinking about sponsoring another writing exercise

I may be obtuse, but I'm not quite sure what you're saying here. My favorite writing "prompts" (in the mws newsgroup) were five, random, unrelated items that had to have some meaningful part of a...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-06-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,831
Posted By Centos
Re: Where do you like to write?

I do that before sitting down to type, but not once I start typing. If I leave it on I eventually get frustrated, even angry.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-06-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,831
Posted By Centos
Re: Where do you like to write?

It doesn't work for me. I listen to music before writing while working through the plot in my head, but when I sit down and start typing I'm trying to concentrate on getting the right word and music...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-05-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,831
Posted By Centos
Re: Where do you like to write?

I sometimes start with music... but five or ten minutes in it has to go off. It's a distraction. I've always been that way with music. If I'm listening to music I'm listening to music — I've...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-05-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,831
Posted By Centos
Re: Where do you like to write?

I don't really have a space like this, which is why I usually write late at night, when it's quiet. It has to be quiet. I have no idea how anyone could write at a coffee shop, but I know it happens a...
Forum: Writing Exercises 10-01-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By Centos
Re: The next writing exercise

I've got one written (in my head). When are these due?
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-18-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Centos
Re: Results - Winter is Coming contest

Thanks for the voting for the little robot... at least I didn't name him "Pipsqueak" — only Pip "who squeaked." That's something, anyhow.

My votes went this way... 1. Them Bones (because it...
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-17-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By Centos
Re: The next writing exercise

Pick up an Alphasmart Neo and you can write anywhere — three AA batteries last about a year. And (supposedly) Neos can be washed in the dishwasher (though i wouldn't do it). Just send your file...
Forum: Basics 09-17-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Centos
Re: Spec or shooting?

Like TigerFang said, just get rid of the camera mention — "we see" is basically the same thing, but it's not as mechanical.

I agree with you, the first example reads better than the second....
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-07-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,380
Posted By Centos
Forum: Writing Exercises 09-07-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,380
Posted By Centos
Re: Fun short screenplay contest, Sep 7 deadline

Finally wrote mine today and sent it in. Last place is MINE, suckers!
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