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  • #16
    Re: Is something supposed to happen?

    I bet your daughter keeps a very angry secret blog.

    Not you, cool, the other drunk guy.

    -Derek

    3-page writing challenge coming up in January.

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    • #17
      Re: Is something supposed to happen?

      Originally posted by bobmartin66
      Yes,

      Something is supposed to happen.

      Every page, every scene.

      To again quote Linda Seger...

      "Good scenes do not exist in isolation. They must be part of a sequence that moves the script forward toward the climax"

      Of course Amanda, you know this. Too much talent and success not to.

      Bob
      I ask myself what is the purpose of the scene. Why does the story need this scene? Will it reveal a character or characters and/or will it move the story forward? Hopefully both.

      Once I've got an idea of what the scene should accomplish, I try to make something happen. I think that once you know where the scene is going, it's easier to make things happen to get to where you want to go with it.

      OOps, the OP's question was: What do you do when you bore yourself?

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      • #18
        Re: Is something supposed to happen?

        Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
        I bet your daughter keeps a very angry secret blog.

        Not you, cool, the other drunk guy.

        -Derek
        You gonna take that, yeehi?

        Corona
        I love you, Reyna . . .

        Brown-Balled by the Hollywood Clika

        Latino Heart Project's MEXICAN HEART...ATTACK!
        I ain't no punk b1tch...

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        • #19
          Re: Is something supposed to happen?

          yeehi?

          Corona
          I love you, Reyna . . .

          Brown-Balled by the Hollywood Clika

          Latino Heart Project's MEXICAN HEART...ATTACK!
          I ain't no punk b1tch...

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          • #20
            Re: Is something supposed to happen?

            Originally posted by cool running
            hiccup
            cool, this is a serious screenwriters' board for serious screenwriters. We're all trying to make it here, working hard, tirelessly . . . endlessly.

            We don't got time to fvck around.

            At least I don't.

            Please try to contribute without the humor.

            If you choose to leave, which I pray to God you don't, please take the clowns with you.

            Thank you,

            Corona
            I love you, Reyna . . .

            Brown-Balled by the Hollywood Clika

            Latino Heart Project's MEXICAN HEART...ATTACK!
            I ain't no punk b1tch...

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            • #21
              Re: Is something supposed to happen?

              Honk!

              -Derek

              3-page writing challenge coming up in January.

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              • #22
                Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                Originally posted by dpaterso View Post
                Honk!

                -Derek


                Corona
                I love you, Reyna . . .

                Brown-Balled by the Hollywood Clika

                Latino Heart Project's MEXICAN HEART...ATTACK!
                I ain't no punk b1tch...

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                • #23
                  Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                  [To make this thread official, what do you do when you bore yourself?]

                  Just put it in the "For CBS" folder.


                  Derek was Mary Poppin's flying when she got shot?
                  Until I can find a quote from Pope Francis regarding one licking one's butt in the Vatican I'll post this:
                  Just write it! 3-page writing challenge (January, 2022)

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                  • #24
                    Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                    Alas no. Standing against a wall with her hands tied behind her back.

                    -Derek

                    3-page writing challenge coming up in January.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                      I had a teacher once offer that you may ask yourself, if the doorbell or phones rings, who is the person your lead character expects/wishes/hopes to see or hear form and what is the absolute worst news they could deliver.

                      I have tried it a few times and it always works - jumpstarts the story and gives me plenty to play with.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                        "Alas no. Standing against a wall with her hands tied behind her back."



                        Damn.
                        Until I can find a quote from Pope Francis regarding one licking one's butt in the Vatican I'll post this:
                        Just write it! 3-page writing challenge (January, 2022)

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                        • #27
                          Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                          This thread is awesome!!! It cured my boredom. Thanks everyone for contributing to Mary Poppin's unfortunate expedition. I understand she's packing a rocket launcher now.

                          Jillybob—Thanks for the kind words and input. They’re much appreciated. Writing something else is a great call.

                          Ihavebiglips and scripted: Down with your shznite about conflict. Now I’m gonna fvck you up.

                          Bobmartin—much appreciate your sentiments. Rooting for you this summer.

                          Ancon—Good point. Have never connected writing with fishing. Now all I have to do is tie-in drinking and gambling and I’m set!

                          Thatwritergirl: I haven’t taken my dog inside from the rain since I read this. She's out there now, eating the garbagemen. Man is she cute.

                          Bro— You, your wife, a movie, shoes, and x,y axes? Sounds like a date to remember!

                          And your daughter’s unfortunate ping pong…I'm gonna let her know she can use her swimming fins to wallop that sucker after she drowns your neighbor with the phonebook.

                          Derek— I wish I’d thought of that.

                          Naudikom—

                          Jonpiper—great advice—thanks for sharing.

                          Coolrunning—boo--(for your hiccups)

                          Clueless--

                          Scryptreader—great exercise!

                          Yeehi...where are you?
                          https://actbreakdown.com

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                          • #28
                            Re: Is something supposed to happen?

                            Something should happen on every letter and punctuation mark (and on all of the spaces in between).
                            "Tone is now engaged in a furious Google search for Leighton Meester's keester." -- A friend of mine

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