Having Written A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussycat

For me, one of the most difficult, time-eating lesson about writing a story is this: Just get it done; pretty doesn’t matter.  I heard, from Pete Barnstrom and Jamie Nash, the term “vomit draft”.  It’s a great one; I knew exactly what it meant.  “Sketch draft” doesn’t feel as viscerally dramatic.  I even neglected two …

Patterns: Writing A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussycat

I lost track of how many pages I did today; it went well, and I made it into what Blake Snyder would call Bad Guys Move In, approaching what Christopher Vogler or Robert McKee would call the Belly of the Beast.  I think I’m making good progress and that today I got on a lucky …

PATTERNS: A Bout de Souffle, or, Breathless

Jamie Nash wondered about Godard fitting Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat beatsheet and I know this particular Godard film fairly well. I love this movie, but mind you, it’s not “pure Godard”, Truffaut (a top 5 fav filmmaker for me) co-wrote it Curious if/how it will fit A BOUT DE SOUFFLE, or BREATHLESS **OPENING IMAGE …