Sunday, March 12, 2017

Zero Draft Thirty 2017 Spring Challenge: Day 12

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity.

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 12.

Write an entire draft of a script in March — FADE IN. FADE OUT. Or any sort of creative goal you have in front of you.

Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generate a month’s worth of story concepts.

Whatever you feel will ratchet your creative ambitions into overdrive…


To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Bretton Zinger — and track your daily progress, click here.

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Today’s Writing Quote

“Forget about whether it’s commercial. Find that material which speaks to you and has a certain truth.”

— James V. Hart

Today’s Inspirational Video

Kid President laying down a pep talk for us!

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Check back later for the winner of today’s Anita Loos Award!


UPDATE: Over at the Zero Draft Thirty Facebook group, Felicia Casey Stewart reminds us of the importance of word choice:

And here is where I bust out:

Writing Aids: 90 Words for “Looks”

Writing Aids: 115 Words for “Walks”

First, second, third drafts, you don’t have to worry about word choice as much. Focus instead on the story itself, that journey of discovery.

However once you get toward the point where you’re going to have someone read your script as part of the rewrite process… or for God’s sake submit the script to an agent, manager, producer, studio exec, talent…

Go through every verb, every descriptor, and choose the most active, visual, and strongest ones.

For that reminder, the recipient of today’s Anita Loos Award is Felicia Casey Stewart.

Now go find some great words for your story!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 Spring Challenge: Day 12 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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