TPD Project Journal: Scene 1, Take 1, Draft 2, ACTION!

Okay, so, I’ve rewritten the synopsis of the main plot/concept, reworked the outline and chapter summaries, re-envisioned the locations, and I’ve re-interviewed the characters who all have grown a bit more colorful since last we met on the page. Now, I’m at a stage that I think will be a lot of fun, and that is revisiting the individual scenes.

In the first draft of the script, the story was told out of sequence. The time frames jumped around from the past to the present and back and forth in a way that produced a lot of moments like: “Ohhhhh, so that’s why they did that.” In this 2nd draft, I’m going to tell the story chronologically from beginning to end. So now, I have to go into the first draft and rearrange all the existing scenes. I think it’ll be fun to see what the script will look like after I’m done and see how it reads. Anyway, after that, I have a ton of new scenes to add which I’m sure will cancel out a good amount of the old ones.

Most of the new scenes deal with setting the characters up better for the audience. Letting you get to know who they are and what they want which, I hope, will also give you more reasons to care about them and their individual problems.

I’m anxious to get started on the new scenes and fill in the gaps of the original story’s event time line. It’ll be fun to see everything lined up.

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