Firstly, on a major side note.... I can't believe I'm saying this..... but I actually thought that the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman was actually pretty good. The story was intriguing, though maybe a little dark, and even though Kristin Stewart is nowhere in my Top 10 favorites, I...... thought she was fine.
In short, instead of disgusted and disgraced by another Hollywood interpretation of a fairy tale, I am.... very interested. Very interested indeed.
Anyway, onto the post...
Unfortunately for those who wanted excerpts or other novel-related content... this is not.
This is about my screenplays.
Started screenwriting somewhere around four years ago (that makes novel writing about six years), and have always loved it.
I worked several drafts adapting my first novel into the format for a year, then gave that up.
After that I wrote a 30-minute "short" that me and my neighborhood turned into a movie.
Yes, that would be my first film :P
After that I tried adapting an essay I wrote two years ago, which eventually became what you all know as RCK, or The Red Crosse Knight with the infamous Chance ;)
Since then, I've had several ideas, and am working on a romantic comedy short right now, but it's needing a little TLC that I don't have time to give right now.
This is obviously less than satisfactory.
So... because I'm just dying to write scripts again and the current short is on hold, I decided just the other day to play a game that, so I've heard, people in film school play.
And that is, to make up a title for a film, and then build a story for it based on the title.
Which I think is incredibly fun :D
So, I've deemed this a great way to get a minimum of one short written each month, in addition to my 12,500 words/month for whatever my WIP novel is (in this case, RCK).
But instead of making up the title and the story myself, I thought I would give you lovely people the chosen title, and you get to make up story lines (which I will then steal... heh heh...).
But there are goods for you too! In exchange you get three (novel OR screenplay) titles and three opening lines/sentences (for novel OR screenplay), from me, as prompts to use as you will :D
And of course, I'll publish the finished script here upon completion.
Sound good? Yes? No?
Well, then, let us continue...
I made an incredibly extensive list last night of titles for potential shorts.
And the one I chose to write for November is,
One of the weaker ones, but it stuck out at the time.
To me, that sounds like a thriller or suspenseful action, but take it as you will!
So, please, comment away with the story behind that title! And be as creative as you possibly can :) I don't know if there will necessarily be a "winner," we'll see how it goes.
In return, your three titles are:
Yellow Curtains In The Windows
The Hour That Sunday Missed (.... what?)
Your prompts/openings are:
1) "Mister, your tire is flat."
2) Fingers clawing, faces drifting, all spinning slowly and fading, fading away...
(^^ that was scary... dunno where it came from....)
3) "Would you like that with barbecue or ranch, ma'am?"
Hope this catches! :)
*goes off to churn out daily quota of 500 words*