I watched the film called Trumbo, which revolved around the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. In one scene, he was tasked to write 100 pages in 3 days. I am thinking of taking on this challenge when my schedule permits it. I once wrote 50 pages in a single day so I should be able to do 100 pages in 3 days when the mood is right. I am thinking of dividing up the work load so it is not too overwhelming. I am thinking of doing 35 pages on each of the first two days and then doing 30 on the third day. That will result in 100 pages in 3 days, which would consist of about a third of the book I am writing. Wish me luck and I will let you know when I take up the challenge!
I remember something from my Screenwriting Class where we learned to write scenes that involve repetition. The example our instructor provided for us was this scene from the film known as Marathon Man. In this scene, Dustin Hoffman is being interrogated and having his teeth taken apart by a ex-Nazi and his thugs. Throughout this scene, the ex-Nazi constantly asked “Is it safe?” even when Dustin Hoffman gave an answer. For my new superhero series, I will be depicting a similar scene in which a torturer uses psychic powers such as telekinesis and telepathy to torment their target. They will be demanding their victim to repeat a certain phrase and even if their victim does as they are told, they would still be mutilated. Overall, this is going to be a suspenseful and messed up scene that will send chills down your spine.
I just published another Kindle book, The Theatre Plays of a Common Man, which is the sequel to The Writing Arsenal of a Common Man. It is a collection of plays I wrote in my Screenwriting class in community college. You can get it for $4.99 on Kindle or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. This Sunday, though, it will be free for five days. I designed the cover on a photograph I took of a ballet theatre in New York City when my family and I were celebrating Christmas. Check it out!
This morning, I have completed my first full-length screenplay! It felt great to be able to do something I never did before and add something different to my writing arsenal. I also believe that this experience will allow me to write screenplay versions of my books so that I can one day make them into films! Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on any further developments.
I have good news! I am currently 12 pages away from completing my first full-length screenplay! I am working on the third act and the atmosphere in the story is electric so far. I estimate that it will take a couple days to finish and I look forward to completing it.