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Where to start from?


#1

I have been writing for a while and I’m needing some help tryin to think of a good solid story for a movie. Where does everyone start. I’ve thought of writing a screenplay based on a book called “Odd Thomas” if anyone’s read it. And I’ve thought about the typical low-budget horror. I don’t know where to start because it’s hard to be original these days when every idea has already been done. Thoughts? Comments?


#2

Nothing is really considered “original” now days.  If you think about it, everything has been done before, EVERYTHING.  What it comes down to is: being unique.  Make it YOUR interpretation, put your spin on it, because nothing will ever be quote on quote, “original.”


#3

I usually start with a scene I’d like to see in a film and build the story around that.


#4

I think its better to not have a start. You should should just write. And when I started a script on last month, I came up with five different stories that combine themselves and it works better to just let loose and not have a base. My story just revolves around a GOOD detective. a BAD detective. And three UGLY criminals. I purposely made the story like THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY


#5

I agree, the easiest way to write is just to start. I also find it helpful to take an existing story and make it completely your own. Short stories seem to work the best because you can build a completely differn’t story from its begining.


#6

For me a story will just pop into my head, and then i will think about for a long time and then begin to write. Im not gonna write anymore screenplays for a while, one reason is that i can never finsh, the other is that i dont know enouhg about movies and how they work, how to make a situation more dramatic, how to use dialouge to progress the story, etc.



By the way, whats Odd Tom about?