Extract from Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast episode 010 (Oct 2010) – scriptwriting / ideas

In this section of the mixed podcast I provide a couple of story ideas or ways to get new ideas then list seven sentence starts picked from my ‘sentencestarts’ Twitter page (http://twitter.com/sentencestarts); each one, if you’d like to use them, for a daily writing project.

  • Although Script Frenzy doesn’t take place until next April, take a look at their website www.scriptfrenzy.org and pick three of their script generator ideas and mix them up.
  • Try taking a story that you’ve written or that you know well and convert it into a script. Because it’s a very different format to writing a short story or prose, it may be tricky to start but if you have difficulty writing dialogue or haven’t written much, then writing a script will definitely make you think.

And today’s sentence starts…

1.      Daphne watched intently as the old man teetered around the cracks in the pavement…

2.      “I don’t want to…”…

3.      I looked down and couldn’t see my feet …

4.      If only I’d been ten minutes later / earlier …

5.      Nigel saw the car and recognised the registration number …

6.      The suit felt so alien to him …

7.      Olive pulled at the hair on his chin but to her horror …

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