Thursday, September 04, 2008

beginning


As it was in the beginning, so it shall be in the end
Matt 24, 38


Ok back to the script. The end is sorted - as regular readers should know by now. All written up and written out, finito - a nail-biting heartbreaker - so no need to worry about that.

So it's the beginning I'm having to work on - work backwards - a bit like choosing the wrapping paper after you've opened the present.

So what is needed is passion and punch and power and all words beginning with 'p' really - and playfulness. And pregnancy. Yes that's it. I thought the beginning needs a pregnancy - a late-in-life, yearned-for conception. And because this is a 'hot' script (the producers tell me it has already been sold on a promise just on the tag line. Hmmmm I don't know whether I believe a word of that, without seeing further funds but it keeps me at the keyboard. [The tagline is fab though]) Anyway because of all of this and because this is drama - the unborn child is doomed. You see the drama was missing an inciting incident..

Thinking about all of this brought me to ultrasounds. I took out my daughter's from 6 + years back (see above). I must admit when I first looked at it, I wasn't that impressed - maybe the artist in me wanted picture but could only see noise. It was only after I'd glanced at it every now and again, over a few years (by which time my daughter was already five) that I started to see how it all fitted together. Anyway..

So lately have been going off on a writing thought-tangent about creating pictures from sound...

All thoughts welcome. Speak to me.

7 comments:

potdoll said...

Paranoia. that starts with p.

so are you going to share this hot scripts tagline?????

Posh.

Helen Smith said...

Phew. For a moment I hought you were trying to tell us something - but after the 'baby carrot' scare on Potdoll's blog a while back, I now try to keep calm until I'm sure of my facts.

Anyway, well done on the script.

Far Away said...

and 'P'otdoll (he he)

no not going to share until deals are done - blog karma Pot! (and paranoia too!)

and absolutely am not pregnant or want to be Helen :)
- was going to do a disclaimer- maybe I should...

potdoll said...

ok i can wait...

pants

Far Away said...

poodle

potdoll said...

porridge

Far Away said...

parrot