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Fanfic in script format?
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Quote:Originally posted by CapnRahn:
Gmajor: Word is sent.
Gojiro: I am sure that 120 pages of text would not be a burden to FFFn's storage. :biggrin:
A bit long for a TV script though. Each script should run anywhere from 40 - 50 pages if it's properly formatted.
>Favorite programs we utilize in scriptwriting or writing in >general?
Final Draft. I got it as a gift, and I must say, I like it very much. I especially love the autotype when doing dialogue scenes, and the number of templates available for writing television scripts. And the price was right.
>Avoiding hackneyed Characterizations?
When in doubt, I base it on someone I know and change the name to protect my innocence.
>How to evolve Story Arcs?
Only written one-offs so far, so not so much yet. I tend to write episodes as if they were a part of a season, so not everything is tidily resolved at the end. Then of course I had people demanding a sequel, so...
>Dodging the Mary-Sue reflex?
I am not nearly interesting enough to deserve to be a character in a fiction, so no problem.
My only indulgence in my original screenplays iis that I give one of the lead characters a name starting with G, but never my own. When writing in other people's universes, it's easy to avoid altogether.
>Making a universe VS writing in someone elses universe?
There are pros and cons. The pros are that the characters are well-developed and have their own distinctive voice already, the 'verse is rich and interesting, and it can make slipping into it easier.
The cons include picky fans who will bounce up to you and say "Inara would never do that." or "Oh, ew! Those two would never get together!" or some such.
The biggest con to writing in someone else's verse is that there isn't much one can do with it when you're done. It's hard to sell a story where the characters and setting were created by someone else.
In my case, I offer the scripts up as an example of how I could write for television, working within someone else's format and restrictions, as part of my portfolio, so I have written a handful of scripts of television shows, in the teleplay format, to demonstrate this.
"Pain is scary." - Jayne Cobb
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Quote:Originally posted by VirtualFirefly:
If you like Script form fiction check out www.stillflying.net for a virtual continuation of Firefly.
Here's how it might of been.... www.stillflying.net
Sunday, August 10, 2008 7:34 AM
Quote:Originally posted by MER:
I never thought of that. All my fanfiction were written in story format. Much more easier to write I bet.:biggrin:
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