But in the time I've not blogged I've written a feature length screenplay. *applause*
Well not quite, I'm 5 pages away from the FADE TO BLACK
It's been a quick write, I wrote 25 pages in two days which is probably the quickest I've written on anything.
On one of my pessimistic screenwriter days I thought to myself "This is actually what I want to do, what happens if I don't make it" - This instantly created a character, based on me, about ten years older who hasn't 'made it'. I knew it had dramatic elements but also had a lot of room for comedy.
How the writing partnership worked
I don't really like the idea of writing with someone else and I hadn't so it was a new experience but I've found it really encouraging and I suppose it's a step to becoming a better screenwriter.
Taking criticism, brainstorming, deciding if scenes work or not and the general back and forth of the process is an eye opener. I think writers arrogantly want to do it all them self and it's not always the best way. With this I was stuck on page 40 and had hit a wall, there I brought in Paul and the next 20 or so pages seemed to flow pretty well.
I might post an excerpt from the script in the next few days, don't hold your breathe though, look at the title of this blog :S