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General discussion / Re: What I have learned about screenwriting.
« Last post by Brey on February 04, 2018, 07:33:36 AM »
What I've learned over the years is that screenwriting is tough. It doesn't come naturally to me at all. But practice does make it easier so I guess I'll keep practicing.
General discussion / Re: What program do you use?
« Last post by Schoenberg on August 31, 2017, 06:41:52 AM »
So what program is every one using these days?
Logline help / Re: Is this okay?
« Last post by pattypicasso on June 03, 2013, 07:26:04 PM »
A log line introduces the main character, their drive, and the obstacle(s) they have to face in their attempt to achieve the drive. Sometimes they introduce setting, time, etc.

After reading what you've wrote I can deduce that the main character is the very innocent caring girl.

I am guessing that what she wants is the love of the ungrateful rebellious boy and her obstacle is that the boy doesn't feel the same way toward her as she toward him.

The only issue I find with your log lines is the unneeded information. The "knows too many people to love them all" or "is expected to love everyone." Though it may be important to your story or character development, it does not strike me as the main plot of your story. It seems more like background information if anything.

Were I to write a log line with the information you have provided, I would go something along the lines of:

"The innocence of a young girl is shattered as she falls in love with a boy who can never learn to love her back."

That still needs work, but I feel as though it is a start. At least a basic log line to work with and improve.

These are just my thoughts and opinions. I hope that they help.
Logline help / Is this okay?
« Last post by delaplante on May 29, 2013, 06:03:05 PM »
So I have this idea for a script but I'm having trouble wording the log line, could you help me ?

The story will be about this girl who has a very large tight-knit mixed family (step parents, who all have many people in their family etc) but she can't find it in herself to love everyone. She is depicted as a very innocent caring girl, but really when something tragic happens (which it often does) in her family she doesn't feel anything. She's never felt anything towards anyone until she meets this boy and falls in love.

The boy is almost like the opposite of her, he can't help but love everybody, though he is depicted as some ungrateful rebellious boy. He does not love her back because he feels like he has no love left to give.

The girl continues to pursue him, maybe seeming a little obsessive, because she believes that love is who ever 'gives up' first. She falls in love with the boy, but the boy doesn't love her back, so she believes either she will give up on him and move on, or he will give up and find a way to love her.

So far I have two log lines but they seem kind of weird and they don't make that much sense...
1) A girl who knows too many people to love them all falls in love with a boy who loves too many people to love her back.
2) A girl who is expected to love everyone, but does not, falls in love with a boy who is not expected to love anyone, but does.

Thanks !
General discussion / Re: What are your goals?
« Last post by pattypicasso on May 01, 2013, 05:57:39 PM »
Understandable. 3 weeks is actually pretty good. At least you got it done, everyone needs to end up editing it. I am no different, I spent more time editing than writing.
General discussion / Re: What are your goals?
« Last post by delaplante on May 01, 2013, 05:55:22 PM »
I think my goal is to actually accomplish something. I have a very boring life, as in I don't have any interests in sports or any interests that can be displayed to people (unless people would like to watch me read?). My love of reading ultimately lead to me wanting to write a book. I found that writing novels took way too long, so I thought maybe writing a script would be quicker (I'm lazy and impatient) and I finished my first script in 3 weeks! It need A LOT of work, but it's done!!
Introduce yourself / Re: My name is...
« Last post by pattypicasso on May 01, 2013, 05:52:49 PM »
Nice to meet you Nicole  :)
Introduce yourself / Re: My name is...
« Last post by delaplante on May 01, 2013, 05:49:03 PM »
My name is Nicole, I am currently in grade 12. I have written my first script and sent it in to get notes and got good feedback, so now I am in the process of re-writing it. I've been writing novels since grade 7, I've never actually finished one, but I just have so many stories in my head!
General discussion / Re: What program do you use?
« Last post by pattypicasso on May 01, 2013, 09:23:35 AM »
Yeah, it was really hard for me as well when I made the switch. But after using it, I got really used to final draft, and it became very easy for me to use.
General discussion / Re: What program do you use?
« Last post by verbs-everywhere on May 01, 2013, 08:17:03 AM »
I just made the switch from Celtx to Final Draft. I'm still at the stage where I'm tangling through it a little (what do you mean pressing enter after dialog takes you to writing action and not writing a character's name?) but I expect I'll get used to it in the end.
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