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Still on Break

I'm expanding the break at least another week, maybe two. I know you aren't seeing much benefit yet, but it's been very rewarding for me to take this time to play around with other projects, reread all of my writing books, that sort of thing.

Rest assured, though, that if it goes much longer, I will start posting something so that this isn't all just empty while you wait.

Taking some time off

It was kind of an impulsive decision, but I'm going to take some time off from my regular writing schedule. Probably just a week, but maybe more. Writing, for me, is a pretty spiritual thing, and it's been getting less so lately, so I'm taking some time off from the schedule to focus on that side of things.

The break from schedule will also free me up to play around with some other stuff I've been interested in, too, and if I write anything, you can bet I'll post it up here. I'll also probably take this time to do a little housework with the site, put all my old screenplays up here, that sort of thing.

I'll try to keep you updated with what's going on and when, but I'm not going to stress about it. That's kind of the whole point.

10-Page Treatment 5 - The White Wind

I really like how this one turned out. Like, it might be my favorite 10-page so far. It might not be, but it might be.

I had a lot of fun just reading about Inuit culture, for one thing, not that a whole lot of it made it into the story; I was afraid of getting too... gimmicky, I guess. Basically, I didn't want to half-ass a representation of Inuit culture, so I went with just setting the story in a vaguely Inuit-esque setting, sort of like how Kung Fu Panda is just in a China-esque setting. I don't know if it worked, but that was the goal.

The one thing that I'm not crazy about in this treatment is the pregnancy aspect. It feels pretty tacked-on, but I also like it too much to just cut it. I don't know. I would certainly elaborate on it in a full screenplay, but for this treatment, it doesn't contribute enough, and I probably should've cut it. Oh well.

A link to the original 3-page treatment.

And the original logline:
When an Inuit shaman's village starts st…

3-Page Treatment 24 - That Girl with Amnesia

I'm not really used to writing rom coms (is it one word? Romcom? Rom-com?), so I'm not sure how good this is. It's probably really cliche, and if it's not, it probably strays too far from genre norms. Still, I had fun writing it, and I think it came out okay!

The original logline:
When a young woman with amnesia wanders into a small town in Utah, everybody does what they can to figure out who she is and where she came from. But as time passes and she finds a place for herself in the town, they stop helping her remember, and start hoping she doesn't.