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So thinking about the competition that I mentioned yesterday, I came up with this little 2-page random script (a warm-up). Feedback and comments are always welcome. Remember that :).

A Very Very Short Screenwriting Competion

I check scriptmag practically every week and this week they had an article about a competition that’s free for writers. Meaning there’s no entry fee! And we know those can be pricy.

All you have to do is write a two-page script that takes place during Valentine’s Day (day or night) and involves a kiss.

Pretty straightforward, no?

I figured an opportunity like this one should be share, so I hope you take a look at it and decide if this competition is something you want to do.

Until next time,

Eva

So What Did I think About

I believe that when a movie makes me cry, someone did something right.

 Even before watching Brave, I had been hearing that the movie wasn’t what some had expected (this coming from reviewers), so before my fiancé and I went to see it I had to remind myself that I needed to see this with an open mind. After all, how can I judge a movie without even seeing it myself, right?

And yes, I agree with them. The movie isn’t what we, as viewers, have thought it to be by what the trailers have showed us. The trailers show a young lady who will fight–prove to be strong– and doesn’t believe in set destinies. So we believe that Brave is a movie about women power!

But it’s not.

Brave is a movie about not following tradition, but its focus is more on the relationship between a mother and daughter who are at that stage when they can’t see eye-to-eye or know how to communicate with each other. Sounds familiar, ladies?

Personally, I think this is a movie that will connect a lot more with women because we have all had that time in our lives when, “mom just doesn’t understand!”

It’s a movie where both mom and daughter go through a transformation and shows each of them how there’s more to them.

I enjoyed it. It made me cried. And I connected with it. The magic part threw me off somewhat but it is a Disney’s Pixar movie so it should be expected.

But remember, when you go see Brave go with an open mind. Enjoy the story. Be amazed with the details the creators have added to it. And enjoy the amazing soundtrack. Yet most of all, just have fun and take it in.

 

My take: 4/5

Do I want to read the script: Yes! Where is it?!

 

Until next time,

 

Eva

 

 

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

For this week’s challenge I tried doing something different. Comments, likes, criticism (the good kind) is always welcome. 🙂

This week’s prompt: “in the dark recess of my mind.”

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They say I shouldn’t worry.

They tell me it will be okay.

They say I’m too young to think about what’s going on.

But how can I not worry if every time I turn on the television it’s there.

The economy; the war…

I may be young but I am the future— at least that’s what I’m told.

Yet when they see how I am dressed or how I talk I’m judged.

But I shouldn’t. I’m just trying to find out who I am.

Yet I can’t speak so all of this I keep in the dark recess of my mind.

A Great Show. A Great Story. Awesome Character Development.

When the trailer to Once Upon A Time came out I knew I had to watch it. I can detect a good show when I see a trailer (at least for me) and as the premier came rolling out I made my now fiancé record it for me. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see it.

I kept on hearing just how good it was and how I just had to see it. My answer was always the same, “I will.” But I never did…

That is until  now.

I saw the first two episodes and I was speechless.

Not only is Once Upon A Time a unique story to those familiar fairy-tales, but the way the writers intertwine all characters into one was just, wow!. I mean just how they are all connected by an incident and how smoothly it all flows together.

My jaw dropped.

I was impressed.

This was way better than I had expected!

All the characters that I’ve seen within these two episodes are well written. As a viewer I was able to differentiate one character from another and I already have a few favorite characters. Heck! I like them all. But one that has stand out for me at the moment is Regina Mills/The Evil Queen. She has captured my attention.

I’m not cheering for her but at the same time I feel bad for her. And when this happens you know the writer did a great job.

I am looking forward to the next episodes and season 2. And if you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?

Go.

Verdict

Do I want to read the script: Heck yes! I want that pilot!

Soundtrack: Love it!

My Take: 5/5

Until next time,

Eva

A Writer’s Backbone is Created Through Rejection

I don’t know about you but there are times when my most intellectual thoughts come to me while in the shower. I have a tendency of having too many “AHA!” moments there.

Is it odd? I don’t think so.

After all, we all have a place were our “AHA!” moments tend to appear. Think about it. Where do you go, “AHA!”?

This week’s “AHA!” moment related to writing fellowships. I am aware that Nickelodeon and Disney have their entries during the beginning of the year and obviously I missed out.

Every time I say to myself that I’ll do it this year; I just don’t! And it gets frustrated because I begin to wonder why I don’t even try. The only way to find out if you get rejected or accept it is by submitting the script.

I can’t tell myself how I would get rejected either way if I didn’t even submitted anything.

Quite stupid really.

Besides, the whole point of being a writer is to write to submit– just to be rejected a few times to give us that backbone to continue.

And as I was in the shower it came to me…

When a senior in high school knows that he/she wants to attend an ivy league university, he/she will study hard ( in advance) for the SATS and ACTS.

When an undergraduate knows that he/she wants to attend law or med school, they will study hard in advance because they want to make sure to have that  high score that’s needed.

It’s all about not leaving it for last minute. It’s about preparing in advance to give you an upper hand.

Will you get in?

You won’t really know until you get the results. But the fact that you put in 110% will be reflected.

Isn’t it always?

And as writers we need to do the same.

If we know that there is a writing fellowship or a writing contest coming up in a few months and we want to participate we need to prepare. Wether is researching, reading those resources, writing, and rewriting  we need to prepare to give our best work.

I want to give the Disney or Nickelodeon writing fellowship a go. And I too need to prepare in advance. I love animated series. I do. And I even have a book on how to write for animation.

The only problem is…I haven’t open it.

How am I suppose to write for something I want if I’m not even trying?

So that’s what my “AHA!” was about. I will do it this year. I will read and prepare. I will enter a fellowship competition.

I have nothing to lose but deem myself a coward for not even trying.

And we as writes shouldn’t deem ourselves anything but writers.

Until next time,

Eva

“It is defeat that turned bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher