announcements, holidays, screenplay, work in progress

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 5) – And Some Good News

Before I post my last round of Christmas songs, I would like to make an important announcement regarding one of my long-standing projects: My screenplay Right Here Right Now is almost finished – and if all goes well, as it should, that means I’m going to have a full draft just in time for Christmas! Wheeeee!!! (And, yes, it will…

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characterization, grunge, screenplay, this is how I write, work in progress

The Great Big Jump Presents: Right Here, Right Now – The Casting Notes

Yes, I know, I write too much about writing, but sometimes it cannot be helped. Here’s another glimpse of the thought process I’m going through while writing Right Here, Right Now; after this, I promise to shut up and move on to my other work. For best results, read this after going through the Excerpt of the Week. —- First things first:…

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Excerpt of the Week: Right Here, Right Now (FINALLY!)

And now… the first two scenes of the screenplay I’ve been writing in the last few. [snip] (Image credits: me, via Celtx) What I like: The use of details to show where these guys are in their lives: punch stains on Adam’s tuxedo, Mel’s bridesmaid dress, Grant “smelling” like designer aftershave. The “triumphant” beginning was a deliberate move on my…

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characterization, excerpt of the week, polyvore, screenplay, this is how I write, work in progress

The Great Big Jump Presents: Nominated – The Polyvore Version

This post is brought to you by Claire Packard and Michael Grenoble. Copyright by Stella M.Torres, 2012. Protected by a Creative Commons License for Attribution-Non-Commercial Use. I had the chance to re-read Nominated again last week, in an attempt to pinpoint a few things that could help in improving the story. I tend to be more critical than most when…

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Today’s Dispatch: Chasing Numbers

This post is brought to you by this GIF of Erik Spoelstra’s… um… passionate style of game-calling, as captured during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Disclosure: Both of our families are from the same barrio in the Philippines. Which is unfortunate, since it’s things like this – and my undying dislike of LeBron – that keep me from rooting for…

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fashion, grunge, polyvore, retro, screenplay, style, this is how I write, work in progress

The Great Big Jump Presents: A Screenplay of Sorts – The Polyvore Version

Those of you who have been following my attempts to write this screenplay may be familiar with my struggle to create the character of Iris Garcia, the foil (and love interest) to our buddy Pete Driscoll. At first I couldn’t  figure out who she is, exactly: putting her character through all the worksheets made her look more interesting than a…

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characterization, screenplay, this is how I write, work in progress

The Great Big Jump Presents: An Original Screenplay of Sorts, Part 2

Welcome to my second installment of An Original Screenplay of Sorts (current working title: Right Here, Right Now) in which I illustrate the thought process that goes into my writing. Today we will cover the infamous Proust Questionnaire, which I attempted last November for my two main characters in NaNoWriMo – you can read them here and here – but didn’t really think much…

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Excerpt of The Week: Nominated (The Screnzy Version)

To celebrate my first-year triumph in Script Frenzy, I am posting not one, not two, but three excerpts from the last known draft of Nominated. Personally, I’m proud of this because it’s my first screenplay, and proof that I can conquer this whole writing business… but I’m much prouder of the writing process that I went through in keeping both the…

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