Thursday, October 27, 2005

A regular cartographer

I spent some more time yesterday on outlines. I’m so freaking glad I did this. The story changes so much before you put it down on paper. It grows and gets better (I hope). Once you start to write a scene with dialog and descriptions it’s very painful to throw that out because it doesn’t serve the plot… and usually it detracts from the plot. My first screenplay had almost no outline. But it was a real talkie and I let my characters basically do or say what they wanted. It turned out fine, but it has played in nary a mega-plex and oh, yeah, it hasn’t sold or been made yet. I’ll try the measured approach this time.

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