Moran Press author L. M. Bryski with an excellent writing thread to update us on everything going on in her writing world. She's busy working on a screenplay while Moran Press readies her next novel, Blood Chill.
Yes, there will be BOOKS!
Haven’t been here much and would like to say I’ve been busy writing but that’s only partly the reason.
I’m working to turn one of my novels into a screenplay, but I’ve never written one before. It’s a different art form than novels. So I’ve been learning.
Dustin wanted to tell the story of grass roots hockey and chose a little town in Canada because their passion for the sport and their team mirrored the passion Dustin felt for the subject. A solid hit. pic.twitter.com/QRcP7QKNQH
Vladimir Cubrt’s Luba is clever (and heart-tugging) as it allows the story to unfold layer by layer. The audience is avidly immersed in figuring out character relationships and struggles. pic.twitter.com/FuN0XbLE5G
This film pulls no punches. Its characters are fuck ups desperately looking for any way out of town. Their choices are nasty nasty rude. And you root for them for the whole film. pic.twitter.com/8Az6IClasN
Stories in novels, movies, and plays are where limits are meant to be pushed. It’s mostly relatively safe place for people to explore the “WHAT IF” aspect of life without suffering terrible consequences.
Eisha Marjara’s movie about a boy searching out his parent is a tight, engaging story. Even in the story, though, there are moments of adlib (hidden to the audience) that sparkle. pic.twitter.com/jQzn7Zpw8g
When writing a script, keep in mind that yours is one interpretation, and when you share it with actors, directors, other filmmakers, and audience interpretation, that it will morph into a more complex creature.
Be open to that collaboration. It is how stories are truly made.