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Topic   Any hopeful screenwriters who use Final Draft here? OR give me a writing prompt.

theJaw
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* 3-Oct(#1)
Two topic subjects for the price of one.

Just dropped a penny or two on Final Draft 10. Looks very cool and packed with helpful features.

I dunno how into writing anyone else is, but anyone else dabble on FD? I used to use Celtx but they started charging like $200 a year so I said "no way". Any tips for Final Draft?

If not, suggest to me some screenplay story prompts. I'll try to bang out a short 10-20 page script just to get my juices flowing and get used to the program. Will post results. yes
razeak
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3-Oct(#2)
Don't expect it to work like ither word processors. I used to write screenplays for fun all the time. Just remember it's a screenplay and not a novel.

For a prompt? "Suddenly, two gunmen burst into the room."
theJaw
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Yeah I've written scripts before and used programs (actually used an old FD version before Celtx). I just need to get adjusted to using the new features and whatnot.

But gosh darn, pretty weighty prompt haha. I'll give it a shot and hopefully won't depress myself with it.
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3-Oct(#4)
Here's a prompt:

Donlad was just an ordinary guy. But he wanted to be something more. He dreamed of becoming "the go-to guy."

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razeak
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3-Oct(#5)
That's my writer's block prompt. It works wonders.
theJaw
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razeak wrote:
> That's my writer's block prompt. It works wonders.

Yah I honestly already have an idea for it haha thanks

@Porksta I said a quick 10-20 page script, not an Academy Award nomination.
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3-Oct(#7)
If you do finish a script, perhaps you'll consider a submission to this site?

http://scriptpipeline.com/
theJaw
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3-Oct(#8)
Honestly was looking at that the other day haha. That's part why I got FD again and want to get brushed up on the program. That contest is for a feature length script so it's a maybe. I figure the deadline for registration is December 31st, so I have just about 3 months to come up with a new idea (or refurbish one of my old ones) and decide if I want to bother dropping the $50 on an entry. If I don't feel like I have a story worth writing I probably won't bother.

But thanks for the suggestion, it's definitely an idea I'm tinkering with!
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Jacked from reddit.

Aliens have finally reached Earth and, per Intergalactic Law, have sent their most average champion to win the planet. A device is sent to find the most average human to accept the challenge and duel for the fate of Earth. It's you.





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theJaw
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Oooh I like that one as long as the "you" is the main character. Though writing about myself would be a trip...
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4-Oct(#11)
Porksta wrote:
> Here's a prompt:
>
> Donlad was just an ordinary guy. But he wanted to be something more. He dreamed
> of becoming "the go-to guy."

I read that in Morgan Freeman's voice.

Topic   Any hopeful screenwriters who use Final Draft here? OR give me a writing prompt.