(Followup to previous post.) I've dropped the screenplay style slug lines. Take a look at Misty's Jamball on the Things to Read page for the latest variation on what I'm calling a story script. The Misty's Jamball files are also examples of the format I'm thinking of using to distribute books and stories. They include … Continue reading How I’m Writing Now
Oh, hey. How about an example? (I just made this up. It’s not good.) EXT. SOMEWHERE IN SPACE - NIGHT (Obviously)1 Prickly stars are strewn about in the haphazard way stars distribute themselves. A teeny-tiny virtual speck of the universe becomes real, blooms, and pops—POIT!—spitting out a stubby egg-shaped canister. The canister is beaten up, … Continue reading How I’ve Been Writing Lately—Part 2
This is not advice. If it were advice it would be bad advice. It’s what I’ve been doing lately. I started writing stories in the present tense. Changing, he said, she said, they said to, she says, they say, he says feels clumsy. I like the way script dialogue seems to more naturally inhabit now. … Continue reading How I’ve Been Writing Lately
For a long time, I wrote using Courier for its unprocessed typewriter feel, then I switched to Courier Prime because it’s designed for screens, not for whacking ink onto paper. (See this announcement by John August if you’re interested in the differences between Courier and Courier Prime.) Courier and Courier Prime are monospaced fonts. Like … Continue reading M Dashes and N Dashes
I bought a mechanical keyboard.
Apparently there’s a Space Invaders movie in the works.Reminds me of this bad, tongue-in-cheek exposition I cut out of Gladiator Girl:The highlight of the afternoon team practice was Space Invaders, an exercise that grinds hard on the guardians. It was named after an old silent movie. In the movie a lone hero discovers plans for … Continue reading Space Invaders
Note to self: Never try to foretell, at the end of a blog post, what the next post will be about — it never is — and never claim to predict when the next post will appear — in never does. Camp NaNoWriMo starts in less than a half hour from now, from just now, … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo, July 2014