Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Too much reading...

...Not enough writing.

So I had settled on a basic structure for my screenplay and have been trying to sort it out in my head. Unfortunately, progress has slowed to a crawl. Although I have a rough idea of opening, ending and major plot points, I am finding it somewhat difficult to organise the linking scenes and sequences. Of course I have never written anything like this before (unless you count my contributions to Dave and Tom's as of yet unfinished sit-com) so it is all a bit trial and error.

So here I am, once again reading "The definitive guide to screenwriting" and trying to get to grips with developing some kind of structure to my writing. Scattershot is all well and good, but it is awfully hard to mould disparate ideas into a cohesive whole. Thankfully I have been working a lot of twelve hour shifts in my projection cave and have been afforded plenty of time to think things through whilst tutting to myself that films like "The Pink Panther 2" should be so popular. Of course I should put a stop to such tutting; at least films like TPP2 have made it to the cinema and have found an audience.

Oh well, for now I shall treat my attempts at writing as a means of stopping my brain from turning to mush and exiting through my ears. Producing anything of merit will purely be a bonus.