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Learning To Write Again

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , in Writing Mar 22 2018 · 146 views

Yesterday I posted the third chapter in my ongoing comedy Good Makuta, Bad Toa. Which is me revisiting a comedy I'd written way back in 2004, when BZP was new and I was... much younger. And I'm doing it for fun, and am having a lotta fun with it.

And I'm also learning how to write again.

See, over the years writing's gotten harder, even as I'm getting better at it and trying to get paid for it. Secret is, writers actually hate writing. And this is me forcing myself to write, and to write something really silly where I'm not overthinking what happens next. Heck, I'm not even proofreading and am letting my typos lie where they fall.

I've got... way too many projects I should be working. Editing a draft of THE CONDUITS. Working on a script with my roommate. Three other scripts that are percolating around. A book idea that I really gotta get off my butt and write. A short or two with friends. I've got shtuff I need to do, but, writing's hard man. Good Makuta, Bad Toa's my way of forcing myself to stop obsessing and to be willing to write those cruddy first drafts. To write, y'know.


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that creative life

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , in Writing Jan 31 2018 · 217 views

Three rejections in three days by three different groups for three different projects.

Woo.

EDIT: Four hours after this was posted, I got another rejection letter!


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Outline Done.

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , in Writing Nov 01 2017 · 135 views

68 pages.

10,900 words.

Now to read over, mark it up, and go to script.


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Know Your Background

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , in Writing Oct 26 2017 · 250 views

Steve Jobs said that good artists steal (though he probably stole that quote too). I call it using every trick in your toolbox.

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♫ Why Do You Write Like You're Running Out Of Time? ♫

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , in Life And Such, Writing Oct 03 2017 · 148 views

With THE CONDUITS accepted into a festival, I realize that I really need a feature version of the movie written. So I've been working on planning it out and all. I finished the [hecka rough] Beat Sheet on Saturday, which came in at a solid 5,000+ words and around 16 pages (and 171 bullet points [not including sub-bullets] if you're wondering).
Since then I've been making headway through my Outline (basically, a list of every single scene and what happens in it). I'm nearing up on the end of Act Two (I prefer a five act structure over a third when plotting things out), at beat 80 (17 pages, 2,752 words). The whole point of an outline is to have a good chunk of the script written out (albeit not in script format) to figure out where the hangups are (eg: I just realized this scene I'm working on has lost the point and I'm gonna have to backtrack to recenter it around the all-important Theme and Character). Once done, I'm gonna go to script and, well, then it's a matter of writing ~120 pages.

Despite quoting HAMILTON up there, the soundtrack to this script has been a lot of the CREED soundtrack, in which I've developed a surprising fondness for Meek Mill. So if you hear loud rap coming from my room at 1:30am, chances are I'm writing.

There's more I want to write. I've a novel coalescing in the back of my mind along with a few other scripts (#AsianCowboy, Starfighters, and an oddly personal one about South Carolina). Just need the time. And the bother. But I've a day job, and it's hard to carve out time to write when you're working 40 hours a week. And when you're looking for a side-hustle to allow for some more financial wiggle room.

But 'til then, time to write a bit more. Goal is to finish Act Two tonight.






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