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This is like a continuation of my post about my experience using Scrivener. One of my current projects in that experimentation of the software, is working on a novel manuscript. This project is massive in scope. I developed it originally as a small neo-noir/science fiction thriller then tried expanding it into a continuing series. The problem now is that I am undecided whether to aim it at becoming a mini-series, TV series, graphic novel, a multi-part feature film series or condensing it into a standalone feature.

Regardless of my decision, I have been writing segments of prose in trying to get a feel for the tone of the story. Part of my decision to experiment in writing a script this way came from what I read about Quentin Tarantino and his writing process. The only difference is that I will continue to work with a computer rather than writing it out by hand (Sorry, QT!).

“My pen is my antenna to God. You can’t write poetry with a computer.” – Quentin Tarantino

“:(” – me

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[NOTE: This is no means a comprehensive “review” on any of these programs. This is merely an observation and how I feel from using these programs.]

Since the start of the new year, I have been trying my best at keeping up with daily writing. Lately, I have been trying out the trial version of Scrivener for Windows. It’s quite nice. When you really use the binder and folders to organize your stuff, it really shines. I also like the split screen for editing and looking on reference for writing. Scrivener was designed for novelists in mind, but there is a screenplay format now.

“Just the two of us, we can make it if we try!”

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The past weekend has been one of deep thinking. I’ve been pondering stuff like, “What am I to do after April?” or “The thing I’m doing, is it putting me in a standstill?” or even, “I NEED TO EXPRESS!”


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