It’s SHOTGUN week again, yay! Back to Kevin Sloan (club bouncer) and Wilhelmina “Billie” Lockhart (abused woman) who fall victim to “Love at First Sight” after crossing paths in a hospital emergency room.
My last attempt to get at the first 10 pages of this script done and posted failed miserably. I was only able to write a page and a half. What can I say? It was a crazy week. But now, when I look back on it, I’m grateful that I wasn’t able to get those 10 pages done, because on my way to work today I thought of much better opening scene than I had originally planned. Everything happens for a reason, right?
This week, I really want to revisit my scene summaries to make sure the pace and flow is of the story solid, and of course, attempt to crank out the 10 pages that I failed to do before. So far, there are no major changes to the storyline itself. I believe last time I mentioned that I changed the gender of Sloan’s close friend/co-worker from male to female. I think it’ll be interesting to see a female bouncer.
That’s it for now. Just getting started this week so I’ll keep you posted.
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So do you primarily write screenplays? Do you write in other genres?
Well, most of my writing life, since a teenager, I’ve focused on writing stories in “book format” though I have always had a love for film. I grew up on film more than books. Just within the last couple of years, I began to learn how to write for the screen though.
There are certain stories that I feel can be told better through screenplay than manuscript and the other way around. So to answer your first question, I typically have one Manuscript WIP and one Screenplay WIP on my plate at any given moment.
Also, when I first began writing, my stories mainly focused on Sci-Fi and Fantasy, as I got older, they bled into horror, and now as an adult, I have some that are straight dramas. There has always been an aura or stain of darkness around my stories regardless of genre though. Most of my dramas are “Dark-Dramas” and the same goes for my Sc-Fi and Fantasy. They’re very “dark” in many ways.
So to answer your second question, I write Drama, Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-Fi.
Thanks for inquiring, Mercedes!
How are your works coming along?