Remembering Save the Cat series. Wondering why I tossed my copies as I struggle to recall beat sheet
I've decided. It's time to move forward in my learning venture to write a readable screenplay. Up 'til this point I've only written scenes no longer than the length of a sequence and, although I still had the main plot in back of my mind, all the work on the manual typewriter hacking out scene after scene… none of it works to comprise a single story.
This time around I'll be utilizing outlines, index cards, and Save the Cat series' beat sheet, old recycled scenes, Logline, Celtx, etc. Main object for this November is to composite 90 pages that flow-as-a-whole (Flojo.) I've got a few blogs to refer to when I get stuck. To keep things simple, I'll only use the 3-act structure as described in STC.
I'm using Logline to put things together with notes, beat sheet headings, etc. This site is helping with markup.
The pound (#) sign, if I should decide it's necessary to print laser-style, is used in .fountain to write a scene; very likely I'll be taking more notes on the notes using the iPad. I've been scanning with the new iOS camera feature (copy and paste) to scan the calligraphy captions. I prefer the desk scanner for Manual Typewriter hard copies. I'm already dreading clearing off the heaps of paper, bills, junk mail, etc. which I've accumulated to access the scanner which is buried underneath it all — times like these I wish I had somebody around to fuck with on top of my desk. Nothing like passion clear off my desk, I always says.
I want to go thru all [save the cat]STC beat sheet points with a few notes that'll incorporate at least some of the index cards I've already made. Celtx — Index Cards app is separate on my iPhone. What I'm thinking of doing is exporting the Outline, Summary, Treatments, Beat Sheet and Synopsis PDFs of the Logline app.
- Beat Sheet
…and importing the pdf copies to the iPad. That's going to be a hella project after finishing filling out notes of the beat sheet. No rest for the weary. Monday's a holiday! Columbus/Indigenous People's Day… For sure I'll be finished with the outline by then. But what I about the flies?
I worry about a government scandal to rid the world of flies. Remember how vaccines were being offered to get a free beer? Now unvaccinated people are required to be vaccinated if they wanna get a beer. Visions of giant/invisible prehistoric mosquitoes which scientists unsuccessfully and accidentally cloned when they aimed for a Woolly Mammoth. Somehow I have to think up a way that the vaccine will obstruct the food chain by endangering ordinary house flies and/or musca domestica linnaeus. And on top of that, I have to spark the interest so as the audience of my screenplay gives a shit what happens to the future of pesky flies. And it has to make sense. My biggest fear burning out and rambling nonsense for the express purpose to fill pages. Maybe I'll fixate on this year's theme blanketsin\NanoWrimo -season:EvolvingBiologicallywithWords