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SoullessDragon
Posted: June 18th, 2015, 11:54am Report to Moderator
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Pardon the language, though I have been known to toss out a couple of profanities here and there. Soooo...  I'm literally sitting here with shaking fingers whilst I type this.

Yep, I'm new. 100% noob in the house. But I want to send a huge thank you to Don, for making this possible for me to be a member! woot

My name is Brooke, though I am known mostly as "B". SoullessDragon has become my internet tag since I write short stories called "The Soulless Dragon" on facebook.

Why am I here... That's an easy question to answer. I had an idea one day, an idea that was different to anything I have ever written, though the thought of turning it into a script blows my mind and makes me freak out and the old personal criticism machine (aka my brain) kicks into full swing, so I found the one spot that will give honest criticism on what I am doing. A place that can hopefully point me in the right direction and help me learn the ways of the "Script Writing Skills" so I can take my words from Story, to script, to movie.


"What would you do if the moment you came into this world you were destined to be different?"
http://thecrossofsaintlucian.tumblr.com/
#Jai_is_Life

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AnthonyCawood
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Welcome Brooke, and don't worry we were all new once

I posted my very first attempt at a short screenplay on here, got feedback, comments and support from  everyone... been here ever since!

Can genuinely say that my writing has improved immeasurably due to SimplyScripts.

Dive in!


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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DS
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I had my browser resized and first only saw the "Shitting myself" part of the title and expected you to have sold or optioned something. Guess not.

Welcome to the boards, hope you have a good time here!
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Thanks for the warm welcome, Anthony.

I hate being new, if that makes any sense at all. It's my first time on a forum since 2006. Finding my way around is going to take some time.

Currently none of my writing is in "Script" form, sadly, they are all in the form of short stories, but I wish to convert them. I just don't know where to start to do so. I'm hoping to learn more about the writing of scripts, even though most of it will have to be self taught as there's nowhere in my region in Australia that teaches it.


"What would you do if the moment you came into this world you were destined to be different?"
http://thecrossofsaintlucian.tumblr.com/
#Jai_is_Life
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HAHA DS. The Soulless Dragon is just a fun piece for my brain. The real gem that I wish to convert is currently called "The Cross of Saint Lucian" and it's where the quote in my signature comes from. But I am seriously shitting myself at being a Noob, I hate being a noob because everything is so O_O NEW and scary and I am not normally a people person so I say/do thing that could come off in the wrong way.

*Edited*  My browser froze halfway between posting and removed the end of what I wrote -__-


"What would you do if the moment you came into this world you were destined to be different?"
http://thecrossofsaintlucian.tumblr.com/
#Jai_is_Life
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Welcome. It's not an easy journey. Your skills as a story writer will come in handy but be prepared for some harsh lessons.
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SoullessDragon
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Thanks Dustin. I'm prepared for the lessons, the criticism, the dislike. I think in my mind I already know I am not the best writer in the world though I do love telling the stories that saunter their way into my mind, or better yet explode in all their raw glory.

btw... Love the name in your signature. "Savannah" is the name of the female lead in my Soulless Dragon storyline.


"What would you do if the moment you came into this world you were destined to be different?"
http://thecrossofsaintlucian.tumblr.com/
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Hi SD

welcome to SS. Its a great place to learn.

A couple of points, especially if new to script writing;

1] read, read and read again...decent scripts, as well as those pulled apart - you learn from both

We recently  did a OWC - one week challenge - where all scripts had to be around an elevator. Those are useful to read as they are varied, rushed so have flaws, but have lots of feedback. I would suggest reading a script first, consider your thoughts, then check with others.

2] if you want reads of your own work, remember to read others first. Its give and take round here

3] portal button - if you haven't found this it gives a snap shot of what is active

as dustin said above, you have to develop a thick skin, to which i would add, whilst still connecting to those emotions that will set your story part.

all the best


My scripts  HERE

The Elevator Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.  Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
IMDb link... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7062725/?ref_=tt_ov_wr
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Max
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Yeah, thick skin is a must.


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Welcome to another Aussie!  

Where in Oz you from, Brooke?  Gold Coaster here, though born in the Vic


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Welcome aboard, but be very leery of anything and everything that Aussie bloke, Stevie has to say.


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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Max
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I watch Neighbours on the d'lo

Aussie land ftw.


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Quoted from SoullessDragon
Thanks for the warm welcome, Anthony.

I hate being new, if that makes any sense at all. It's my first time on a forum since 2006. Finding my way around is going to take some time.

Currently none of my writing is in "Script" form, sadly, they are all in the form of short stories, but I wish to convert them. I just don't know where to start to do so. I'm hoping to learn more about the writing of scripts, even though most of it will have to be self taught as there's nowhere in my region in Australia that teaches it.

Hi B,

First thing you should do is download screenwriting software, if you don't already have it -

http://www.trelby.org (still free!)
http://www.celtx.com (think you have to pay about $10 for upgraded features*).

And, read lots on this site. Screenwriting class has some great tips:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-screenwrite/

A-Z of pro movie scripts here - http://www.simplyscripts.com/movie.html

Also take a look at:
https://simplyscriptsreviews.wordpress.com/
STS is an offshoot of Simply Scripts - reviews of short scripts ready for production and some great articles on screenwriting.

For every day keeping up with SS 'view portal' and 'recent posts'.

Another Aussie here, btw.
Have fun!



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Max
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Celtx is still free Libs, you only have to pay if you want upgraded features.  Plus, the desktop version is still out there on a download.


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LC
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Good to know. Thanks Fen, bruh.  


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