Online Writing Day: Write a Short Play in a Day
From idea to script
The awkward silences. The times we talk too much while avoiding eye contact. Saying the opposite of what we actually mean….
A and B used to go out. Write down how long for.
They haven’t seen each other…
We all know about the agony caused by a blank page. Staring at a blinking cursor willing it to write itself. Even non-writers know about this. But I’m not convinced starting is the hardest or most painful part of the process.
Write a sentence of prose for each scene, one per cue card. This should concisely tell you what is happening in that scene. It’s difficult, so don’t rush it. And make sure your sentences are ACTIVE.
Every scriptwriter dreads hearing: I don’t believe a person would say that. Or it’s close relative: I don’t…
Set yourself a location and create two characters with a pre-existing relationship who find themselves in that location. Then set a…