Monday, June 21, 2010
I Got A Pat On The Back!
Recently, I outlined a new screenplay I'm working on. I believe it's a fresh idea, but I needed some help on opening it. I had a lot of fade ins and outs at the beginning and consulted him on how to write it.
"Email me your pages," he said.
The next day, this showed up on his blog:
(Reprinted with permission from Will)
June 19, 2010
A student of mine, who is a very good writer… probably because she is a very good writer, not because she’s a student of mine, wrote this…
INT. MERCY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM – NIGHT
Meg completes her run ticket.
Do you know what a “run ticket” is? I do not. Do you think Meg knows what it is? I bet she does. This is a marvelous example of knowing what you’re writing about… but not letting the research get in the way. We read that sentence, have no idea what “run ticket” is, but we also get the sense, mostly via osmosis, that it is the CORRECT thing, and that it fits and is meet and right and good and just and all that stuff.
Good on ya, Marti!
**Wow! Thanks for the pat on the back, Will! Considering it comes from one of the most objective voices in screenplay critquing, and from a seasoned actual screenwriter with movies that have been made, I'm truly honored. ~Marti AKA ScreenwriterChic**
You can order Will's book (HIGHLY recommended and such an easy read) at http://www.yourscreenplaysucks.com/html/order_my_useful_book.html
And I'm sure it's on Amazon as well.