I’ve just had my eyes opened to a few new problems with my screenplay. On Zoetrope one of the topics on the discussion board today was first pages. What are your turnons and turnoffs. I said I was turned off when I didn’t get to know a character enough to get their voice. Turn on was a scene interesting enough if I were walking by and could see the scene would I stop and watch for a minute.
I looked at my page 1. It’s a big turnoff. Just a sea of text setting up the dinner part starting the movie. Next issue I noticed one of my characters changed quite a bit in th script. I see him one way early and he’s totally different later. I re-read the first 18 pages and overall I like my script it just has issues that need edited.
I wrote my 3 pages this morning. This afternoon I’m going to work on a nother fiction piece I started a couple weeks ago. I’m thinking I may come back like 930pm tonight and work more on the screenplay. I feel the end so close I can taste it.