As I prepare to get ready to craft my first ever screenplay, I’m soaking up all I can from How to write a movie in 21 days, because let’s face it, I have other things to do and I’m psyched about being able to crank a script out in 21 days. Yes, that’s right, in less than a month I can be sending out query letters and being on the road to annihilating my opposition. Let’s hear it for Team Tripe! woot, woot!
So, here’s how it’s supposed to go down.
- Days 1-7 are to be used to write a “very fast random draft”
- Day 8, rest. I’m guessing the author is dyslexic, cause aren’t ya supposed to rest on the 7th day? I mean, if it was good enough for God….
- Day 9, read that random draft I pulled out of my ass on days 1-7
- Days 10-17, rewrite. Balls to that.
- Days 18-20, tweak and polish.
- Day 21, celebrate. Oh yes, because victory will be mine. Too bad I’m not near Vegas, I’d like to see what they’d put my odds at.
And that is it friend. The 21-day movie writing plan, only to be utilized by the serious screenwriting mofo.
And now, we interrupt the regularly scheduled blogging for an IMM important note!
Inner Movie Axiom: Fiction is a way to tell the truth.
The above nugget is on page 29 of my bible, under the frightening section headline “How to make up a true story.” Cripes.