Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How to start a script

Tonight I'm thankful for two little words, FADE IN. They mean that I have started my next script, and beginning for me is always the hardest part, so if I can write those two words...I know I can write the rest. Two little words fraught with such risk and such promise. This is the 15th time I have written those words, and yet it is still scary/exciting/overwhelming/thrilling -- it is still an adventure. Here I go!


  1. Awesome! Yeah!

    Not that I write scripts, but I come up with stories with the phrase "what would happen if...."

  2. And when it's "Fade Out" for your current script, consider adapting this, my father's favorite novel (I was named after one of its characters).

    I was talking with someone at WB about it yesterday... a 100+ year old story that is very relevant today -- your name was mentioned in the conversation too. I think you are the one to "get it" and do it justice.

    Just a thought (and strong... feeling). :)

  3. PS~
    Some mathematics re: the aforementioned...

    The novel (for composition) + this (for tone) + this (for hue) = a FADE OUT that will knock their socks off.

    Adding you to the equation? Masterpiece.

    Ya got guts, Little Miss Joyfulness. Surprise everyone (you?) with a down 'n' dirty showcase.

  4. PPS~
    A certain husband of yours would be the perfect "Presley".

  5. Thanks for the vote of confidence, everyone! I am excited:)
    V.L. -- hold the phone -- you were at WB today talking about me?? What a small world! I had no idea you were in the business...are you a producer? I can see you certainly have passion and a clear vision for this project -- why not write it yourself? I am humbled that you think I could carry off such a prestigious project -- alas, the last time I tried to write straight drama, I was told (in all seriousness) by my professor that it was the funniest thing he had ever read and that I had a real future in comedy. Ha! Not what I wanted to hear -- but he was right -- I am much better suited to lighter fare:) The book looks like an awesome read, thanks for enlightening me of it's existence. Are you named for the prophet-like character?

  6. I was talking with a friend of da fam's at WB.

    My mother's side of the family has been involved in the business end of "The Biz" for many generations. I followed another career path (that of my father) which kinda frowns upon entertainment-type moonlighting –- though I did pen two scripts during a year's hiatus not so long ago (they're on a shelf at aforementioned studio).

    If you ever have chance to read the book and would like to give-it-a-go, just lemme know. Expanding ones comfort zone can be quite a pleasant surprise. Light fare is cool –– heavy eating can be quite satisfying at times as well. :)

    And yes, the sad prophet is my namesake –– dad had to do quite a bit of diplomatic persuading (bargaining) w/ mom to get her approval.