Friday, July 28, 2006
So now I'm going to learn how to write a script. I wrote a short story and sent it to another writer. I asked him if he thought it could be developed into a screenplay and he was enthusiastic about doing just that. Imagine. I think, however, that there are quite a few writers who think they have a story that would make a good film. The only reason I am serious about following through on this one is because I've written many short stories, and this is the only one I've ever imagined as a screenplay. It's a gut thing. My friend sent me many scripts to read, and I've ordered software. One thing that has amazed me my entire life is how generous artists are. Good ones, not phonies. The good artists, in whatever field, want to share what they know. They will take time out of their day or night to dig up just what someone wants to know. I think that's a truly wonderful, dare I say spiritual, thing. Money, if it comes along, is always a help, but I haven't offered anyone a penny since I started writing, apart from workshops, books, and software I've bought, and I've gotten help whenever I've asked. Help with my writing projects. And, and, I give help away. Gladly. Quite a thing. Could it be spiritual?