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    "Causality Story Sequencer" from hollywoodcamerawork
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    i was curious to hear from people that "write". i don't although i like a lot of other hollywoodcamerawork stuff. i found this intriguing but don't know enough about writing to really assess this software. it look very interesting though.

    anyone want to enlighten me as to what is useful for a writer? this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david_p View Post
    i was curious to hear from people that "write". i don't although i like a lot of other hollywoodcamerawork stuff. i found this intriguing but don't know enough about writing to really assess this software. it look very interesting though.

    anyone want to enlighten me as to what is useful for a writer? this?

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    David, check your Inbox Messages!


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    Wow this looks interesting. I may try the free version on a new project.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david_p View Post
    i was curious to hear from people that "write". i don't although i like a lot of other hollywoodcamerawork stuff. i found this intriguing but don't know enough about writing to really assess this software. it look very interesting though.

    anyone want to enlighten me as to what is useful for a writer? this?
    The only thing really useful for a writer is to write. So much harder than reading books on how to, or playing with writing software and kidding yourself that you're achieving something. Focus on output, not input. As someone who chronically doesn't follow my own advice, I downloaded the free version and had a look at the short film template. It's a neat piece of software. Nodes and pretty colors. But. At least with the short story, it seemed to me all it did was deconstruct the script. Changing anything, the sequence, for example, made no sense. Don't know about larger projects, series, or collab. YMMV. Actually attending a writing course is helpful since it will force you to write. If you haven't got an idea to begin with and need inspiration, best way I've found, although I'm obviously not a good example, is start with a mind map, with a critical incident at center (found treasure, had a fight, woke up) and nodes for who how what why where and when. Pretty much writes itself after that.


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    Just get good screenwriting books and follow the directions and write a bunch of crappy scripts and keep writing and studying and you'll get better.

    The problem is that it takes 5-10 years to get good at it, JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN LIFE. There's so many screenwriting books that want to sell you an "easy" way, theres no easy way. It would take you a few years to learn to play guitar, a few years to get good at drawing and painting, why would writing be any different?

    Stop looking for an easy way, there is none. There's no shortcut to getting good at something.

    Read books
    Practice
    Fail
    Try again
    Read more books, mark up the books up with highlighter
    Try again
    Write more
    Read more books
    Get a notebook take notes from the books
    Sign up for an online class (I did a few at Screenwriting U)
    Write more

    etc etc
    HEART-STOPPING SUPERNATURAL TERROR!

    SHOCKS FROM BEYOND!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9CHXnysth0


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    Quote Originally Posted by david_p View Post
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    Looks cool but I'm used to looking at a blank page. Too many bells and whistles are distracting. I'd love to hear what you think of it if you get it, though.
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