I'm back at my desk after a week of WGC National Forum, a trip to Winnipeg to rebreak a script with a director, and a trip to New York to see my folks. Next week, off I go to Kuujjuarapik. (Any of you up there?)
The first thing I do for a serious rewrite is take the old script back down to index cards. That's the best way to see, feel, and reshape the structure.
(I do this even if it's my own script. Not that it should matter: I try to approach any script the same whether I wrote it or not. The good parts are good no matter who wrote them; the bad parts need fixing. The only real difference is it's easier to see the flaws in someone else's work.)
Then I'm going to write up the scenes I think need to happen (we talked about them at length) and start to fool around with the cards to see how they fit together...
Labels: writing is rewriting
What's doing in Kuujjuarapik? I'd love to visit Canada's more remote regions.
What am I saying? I live in Newfoundland.
I mean, I'd love to visit Canada's other remote regions.
I'm researching a romantic comedy about a white guy who falls in love with an Inuit gal.
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