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  1. Sticky: Hey thanks. I will add that to the first post too.

    Hey thanks. I will add that to the first post too.
  2. Sticky: I hear you. Not saying breaking it up like that...

    I hear you. Not saying breaking it up like that works, just it's a step in the right direction from a big block of text to describe lots of action which take up less space on the page.

    It's...
  3. Sticky: Also, I'm sure you've heard to break up your...

    Also, I'm sure you've heard to break up your action description into no more than two
    line paragraphs to make for a breezier read.

    Breaking the action into two line paragraphs and skipping...
  4. Sticky: I try to read it out loud - screen actions and...

    I try to read it out loud - screen actions and dialogue, and visualize each action description, and I read the dialogue at a slightly slow measured pace.

    So if it says, establishing shot - the...
  5. Sticky: Always a good policy :beer: :D (We kid because...

    Always a good policy :beer: :D

    (We kid because we care, B-Dawg)
  6. Sticky: Hmmm ... dunno if that's what I mean exactly. ...

    Hmmm ... dunno if that's what I mean exactly.

    Hopefully the cream will rise as they say around here. But as stated in previous posts, the further away you get from the accepted grammar that has...
  7. Sticky: Heh heh yeah how about some spoiler alerts...

    Heh heh

    yeah how about some spoiler alerts B-man. :D

    (like Luis was really gonna hunt down and watch all those films though :) )



    1) I LOVE Carver.
    2) I bet you a nickel to a ginger...
  8. Sticky: Which brings up another good point. The above...

    Which brings up another good point.

    The above points should be thought of as syntax ... grammar ... not hard RULES.

    New and deeper meaning may be found by bucking the syntax, going outside the...
  9. Sticky: MORE SPOILERS FOR TEXAS FORTUNE Well...

    MORE SPOILERS FOR TEXAS FORTUNE



    Well that's the second twist, more part of the resolution and is a bit of a cyclical ending - not the main twist of the story, IMHO.

    The fact that the GOOD...
  10. Sticky: I feel you dawg. Hopefully if it is earned,...

    I feel you dawg.

    Hopefully if it is earned, though, and not just tacked on then the twist ending works.

    There have been really succesful twists in the fests and some that worked and were more...
  11. Sticky: Some Writing Tools for Short Screenplays

    EDIT/NOTE: Also, Jared Meyer found this article on structuring 5 minute films.
    http://www.channel101.com/articles/a...?article_id=29
    While the flash fiction points below are general strategies,...
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