(another) quick screenwriting tip
Read over your business. Is it furthering the characters, the plot, or the theme? Or is it just providing acting tips? Think it through, and edit accordingly.
quick screenwriting tip
Act three is all about theme. Does the character succeed or not, and is that a good or bad thing? Think through this carefully.
I hate writing essays.
I am a grad student!
And this is my weapon: So, while reading a scholarly type essay, I came across this quote: “the joyous juggling of the dictator’s testicles is the first step towards transforming the arena into a carnival.”
This just may be the best cookie ever.
spices and tea
Today I brewed some chai/spiced tea in my crock pot. (dunno if I can call it chai.) Just took it out to cool a bit before refrigerating it. My entire apartment smells of tea, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and cloves. It smells like autumn. The small, weird part of me knows that tomorrow is the autumn equinox, and making this somehow seems right. Like now my apartment just smells...
Wyld Magik: Oatmeal Milk Bath →
wyld-magik: The combination of oatmeal, a known skin softener, and milk in this bath blend makes for a deliciously soothing soak. Try it if you’re sunburned or to soften rough skin. You can also add herbs or a couple of drops of oil to the following recipe. 1 cup cornstarch 2 cups milk powder 1 cup dry oatmeal Glass jar with lid (to fit 4 cups or 32 oz) Place all the ingredients in a food...
Random productivity post (that I don't wanna put...
So, those who know me, know that I’m a notoriously messy person. Seriously. And I don’t like cleaning. When I clean, its a once every other month or so for a few hours, and then the impulse is gone. So this morning, when I woke up with the impulse, I started to clean my room. Which, embarrassingly enough, hadn’t been cleaned since we moved in. And here’s the...
new pet peeve
You know when you meet people, and explain to them that you’re a writer, and then the conversation goes like this: Him: Oh, really? I’m a screenwriter, too! Me: Really? how many screenplays have you written? Him: Haven’t yet, but I’ve gotten this really awesome idea. Me: …But you haven’t written anything? Him: Not yet, but I guarantee you that my idea...
Finished Mockingjay today on the train.
I haven’t cried that hard since I finished the Harry Potter series. Oh dear god. I cried, I just bawled. On the train. There is no shame.
That awkward moment when you forget that you went...
I am in my writing from the unconscious class, and I just rediscovered that I have cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cardamom in my backpack.
USC is so peaceful early in the morning.
Especially SCA. With the exception of the coffee bean courtyard, cause then it’s full of dental students.
When the personal life gets in the way of the...
I want to pull out my hair. Can’t talk about being unhappy to parents, they just use it to say I’ve made bad life decisions. Feel awkward talking about it at school, don’t want to be labelled immature. Feel bad talking about it with boyfriend, he just attributes feeling bad to feeling bad about him. feel bad about talking to friends, they all say my life is fantastic. So,...
Some guy just brought a whole supreme pizza into...
And he won’t share. I’m all: I want pizza.
Dr. Who Scripts from Russell T. Davies →
writerofscreen: Thanks to @ScriptwritingUK SO AWESOME! I’ve been looking for these forever!
Chocolate chip cookie pie recipe
So, I brought this to my DnD group party last night, and it was such a huge hit. Ingredients 1 graham cracker pie crust 2 eggs 3/4 cup white flour 1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1.5 sticks of butter, softened 1 bag chocolate chips Beat eggs, then add flour and sugars beat in butter scoop into pie crust. it should look something like this: Then bake at 350 degrees...
quantasalmastenho asked: 15, 17, 22. P.S. Hi Lyn!
theamazingcomaboy asked: 10!
Put a number in my ask and I’ll tell you my...
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A porn tumblr just reblogged my screenwriting...
I am a white American raised Christian. I painfully remember September 11th, 2001. I was 13 at the time. * I never have, and I never will hate Muslims. The only people who do are mindless, uneducated extremists, and not very American. * But I join America in mourning our dead. For regardless who caused it, what happened afterwards, what the news media said, who people blamed, still...
Real conversation with my sister while complaining...
me: uggg, today I have to write three complete story ideas for my advanced story development class
me: which is hard to do all at one time
me: I mean, I'm fairly monogomous to my ideas. I generally work on only one at a time.
me: But I already have my thesis, and now three completely structrued story ideas
Writing at a coffee shop
And I looked right behind myself and found this sign. And I had to take a picture of it, of course.
Screenwriting Structure: the 8 sequence structure
So, there are a million and one ways to properly structure a movie, I just thought I’d share this new-ish way with you guys. It’s hard to find this method of structure outside of USC’s great film school, but it’s still possible. So here it is. The distillation of it is that movies can be broken into 8 (and occasionally 9) 12-15 minute sections, and that each one has...
One of my normal coffee shops
So I have the amazing ability to pick out truly weird places to write. And here is one of my normal coffee shops. This is the view from their balcony. Normally I write in their basement.
Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume
danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon: lagrandefille: Pocahontas based on 17th century Powhatan costume Cinderella’s dress is based in the mid-1860′s Jasmine is based on rare drawings of pre-Islamic Middle Eastern fashion Sleeping Beauty based on the year 1485 Ariel’s dress is based on 1890′s evening gown fashion Belle’s dress is based on 1770′s French...