So “Warm Bodies” has been sent off to two competitions and one potential publisher.
I’m working on a new short story and I’m really liking the way it’s coming along.
And in three weekends, I intend to spend my time in New York pounding out my television script. (Though Sherlock and I will also take time to see a bit of the city and get some pictures.)
So far August is shaping up to be a good month. Now if I could only shake this cold . . .
Finished my 10-minute play today. Well, one of them. I had started a second one and may also try to finish it at some point.
It’s been ages since I’ve written for the stage. Not so different from screenwriting as far as style goes; you know, lots of dialogue and minimal direction. I leave that to the directors and the details to the art department. I tell a story and their job is to make it happen. Even my prose tends to be narrowly focused, and the most common criticism I used to receive in writing workshops (for prose) was that I didn’t always put in a lot of details.
The thing is, a lot of directors don’t want a ton of detail. And even if you give it, they’ll probably change it anyway. What I do like about this play that I’ve written–its title, like this post, is “Warm Bodies”–is that it can be interpreted any number of ways, I think. The director and the actors can have fun with it, “play” with it.
I’m sending it off to a competition. The deadline isn’t even until October 1, but when they sent me an e-mail and asked me outright to consider submitting something, I sort of had a kindling of an idea and ran with it. We’ll see how it goes!
I was asked by a friend to try my hand at a 10- to 15-minute stage play. Cool. The idea I’m currently tinkering with seems to be something between Auntie Mame and Arsenic and Old Lace. But now I’m wondering if I can keep it to 10 or 15 minutes . . .
I have a backup scene in my head as well, though.