Mr Yoshi wrote:
Just know that it can be damn hard, obviously telling the story is a completely different affair than within a novel, or short story.
Writing in screenplay format seems to come more easily to me than writing a novel, to be honest (though there are different challenges involved...) - just the comparative lack of so much necessary description helps to keep the thing much more streamlined and less finickity. How do you personally find them in terms of difficulty compared to other forms of writing? I've been boning up rather a lot recently for a particular calling card project (though, being indecisive me, I'm now trying to decide which one of about four to go for), so I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
Final Draft FTW.
FTW indeed. I've got the Mac version as well if anyone wants it.
I like my words Eighthours to be honest, and I feel slightly more natural describing things in 'beautiful' prose rather than quickly skimming over them like you do in scripts. Then again, I also love to write dialogue (which I aim to make witty, yet not overly so & clever) and stories.
I'm 50 pages through mine now, and I already love a couple of scenes. The plot and characters still need a bit of work though.
Fave line so far...."I feel all I can do now is dance this self-destructive dance towards an inevitable downfall.”