I need help.
This six page script is kicking my arse. I've converted three stories over to scripts so far. All of them are well over six pages and don't make sense if I cut them down. Unfortunately they are all well below the 15 page script I need for the final assignment so the whole lot of them have been a waste of time!
I've gone through a bunch of anthology listings looking for inspiration and nothing has lurched out at me.
What I need: a single scene so I only have to write one setting paragraph (I can work with two at most). Preferably with no more than three characters (two is preferable).
I am to make my characters believable - duh!
I need to clearly demonstrate their wants and needs - duh!
Conflict should be clearly evident - duh!
Show motivation - duh!
Natural dialogue - double duh! But not too much. Less is more.
Must be surprising and entertaining - they don't want much do they...
So this is my cry for help. Suggestions are more than welcome. I need a premise; a situation; a prompt. I'm willing to entertain anything except erotica and KBB - sorry Nat.
Go into as much or as little detail as you care to. I need to have this done by the end of next week - I didn't even know I had a deadline.
From what I've done so far, I think it needs to be a story that can be told in one or two scenes, and no more than 1200-1500 words
With the lack of sleep and pain, and all sorts of other stuff going on, I've just hit a blank wall. Scary.
Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions and comments.
Friday, May 1, 2009
I need help.