Monday, December 13, 2010

Awesomesauce on rye...

You know what's awesome? Automated writing.

Okay, so it's not quite automated, but Celtx has got to be one of the coolest things I've played with as a writer.

A friend of mine is making a film. He sent me an outline and I'm writing at least a draft of the script. Super cool. Only thing is, except for a foray into scripting for Screnzy that involved a mangling of the television script format, I have no experience with script writing.

My friend presented me with Celtx (which offers a free download!) and I pulled up a window to begin poking around the "Screenplay" option.

Omigosh, there is so much there, so much already formatted for you, so much to add in. Character bibles (useful for television scripts), lists of people who might be needed for a particular scene, so much! I don't know how to use half the stuff and half the things it offers are things I know nothing about, not being a filmmaker by trade, but it is pretty awesome to be experimenting with.

It has other options, like comic books, text, stage plays, etc., and I can't wait to start playing with those too. It makes me want to stretch my creative fingers into other mediums beyond just the novel or short story.

Perhaps I shall use it for "Inasmuch" whenever I get around to that sucker.

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