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today i got the Fight Club screenplay in the mail and bought a book… - Speak Friend and Enter
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today i got the Fight Club screenplay in the mail and bought a book about writing them. i find myself becoming more serious about this pursuit. now, to start the story i came up with.
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pinkfu From: pinkfu Date: May 13th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, if you're serious. I have a tip I've heard from several screen writers, including one with an Oscar.
"Read Screenplay Syd Field then forget everything you read and start writing."

Basically, most books on the topic suck and do nothing. You need the format, sure, but the rest is bullshit. They all use Final Draft (software) and go from there. And never go to some "workshop" they are a waste of money. :)

When ya do write something, send it to me. I'm a good critic, promise. Hell, if I like it, I'll pass it on. ;)
suffocated From: suffocated Date: May 13th, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah i've heard the Field book come up pretty much everywhere, which is why i don't have it. i guess i just want a clue how to go about it in general...i don't necessarily believe everything i read or take it as gospel :) thanks for the tips.
funnyz0r From: funnyz0r Date: May 14th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
kz0r we were supposed to get together and put our brains at work. We're bound to come up with something good.
3 pity screws or Do me