I participated in ScriptFrenzy during the month of April. The challenge was to write 100 pages in 30 days. I’ve written (drum roll please)… twenty-one pages. Okay so I’m almost a quarter of the way there. Here’s what I’ve learned:
I don’t have to type one scene after another I can jump around and fit them together later.
Screenwriting software is oh so tantalizingly tempting but not necessary at this stage.
Scenes are titled by ‘sluglines’ I adore this term!
Sluglines are followed by action.
The name of the character speaking is written in capital letters.
Dialogue does not go inside “quotations” as it does in novel writing.
Show don’t tell.
Writing in Starbucks works some days and is a distraction other days.
When I don’t feel like writing: write anyway.
When I do feel like writing: write anyway.
When I have no idea what to do with myself: write anyway.