One hundred and fifty days ago, you started this course with the intention to write a screenplay. Finally, that day has come!
This third and final module of Immersion is the one you’ve been waiting for.
I’m banking on the expectation that lots of foreplay leads to … a lot of fun.
At the end of the thirty days, you will have the first draft of a complete feature screenplay. This may sound like a daunting task, but you’ve done all the hard work to prepare for this.
The most important thing during this stage is that you continue the practice of working every day. If your script is going to be 100 pages, you will need to write 3 or 4 pages daily.
During the previous two stages, you prepared for this, and you will have developed a solid routine of productivity. To guide you to keep writing with great focus, every day over the next ten days you will answer one of the ten questions you found in the previous stage.
These questions are important. They represent what screen stories are about. You may have noticed this during your work in Osmosis and Reverse Screenwriting. Perhaps you will only realise now, when you ponder over these questions, how each of these story elements determines what makes a great script.
If you don’t have the answer on the day a question is published, you must force yourself to write something. Then later, you can come back and review your answer.
At the end of this stage, the work is not done yet. The idea is to continue the discipline of writing every day. You may be ready to re-write your script, or while you wait for feedback from others, perhaps you should start a new script. Professional screenwriters always have several projects on the go.
But for now, let’s get started, and deliver pages!
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