Frustrated Writer

Here's the problem. I have these flashes of these amazingly vivid movie sequences and plots that A. disappear from my head if I don't write them down immediately (and I rarely do) and B. they never get fleshed out into even a simple written idea. Why is it that I can create an entire movie in my head that I KNOW is good....but I simply cannot get it onto paper? It's very discouraging.

And yes, I've heard it all: Just do it. Just start writing. Blah Blah Blah.

All I know is that it is going to be a man's experience with cancer, family, death, dreams, the search for a new life and the realization that maybe he had everything he needed in the first place.

Hmm...not bad for a premise. So, I say to myself....just start typing....


by Steve Hall    Jul- 9-02   Click to Comment   

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You're either going to do it or you're not. Everyone says they could make a great movie, but the percentage of people that actually do is... well you know. Get Final Draft screenwriting software and start typing. Don't worry about "order", just get "that scene" down that's in your head. I like to use "Outlines" its just a few pages of scenes that I think would be cool. If you can come up with an ending, build your movie around that. It's not to hard. Try the scene outline. Hey, I was just like you.

Posted by: on July 30, 2005 12:25 AM