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 plot and the characters in line. Of course, there will be some parts in this entry where I can’t help but comment, but for the most part I’ll let the work speak for itself.
Apologies in advance for the bad grammar, though, which I will correct once it’s ready for review.
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(Copyright 2012 by Stella Torres. This entry is protected by a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use with attribution.)
Then she finds Michael in the back of the room, and she remembers why she’s there. She says that “it’s not that hard” to find him in a dark and crowded bar, but considering how she – and the reader – encounters Michael, you have to wonder if she really means it… or if she’s letting her insecurities get the best of her.
Seeing Michael for the first time here isn’t exactly much of a confidence-builder, either. Despite the casual and relaxed appearance, there’s something about the beard and the bourbon that doesn’t fit right; when he looks up, it’s clear that he and Claire have a history – and some tension – but not enough of an indication that he’s happy to see her.
Then this happens…