Guess what? I'm starting to finally FINALLY have some fun in my screenwriting course. I immediately knew things were going to start looking up during my latest meeting with my teacher. She said that I was on the right track with my idea for the TV pilot but that I now needed to add something QUIRKY to it. Let the fun begin I say!
Although it's all an exercise (they call it "writing to a brief") the teachers still like to pretend that we are writing something that would theoretically be produced. I have a history of taking my studies much too seriously; I was the girl who sat in the front row of her class, always handed in her homework on time and cried if she thought the teacher was disappointed in her. So when a teacher actually tells me that I need to try very very hard to write something fun and quirky, I realise that I HAVE done the right thing by enrolling in this course, and that I AM making progress.
Any of you like detective fiction? How about detective shows on TV? Were any of you into Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden when you were young? I'm trying my hand at some detective stories, that are quirky, and fun. I just have to be careful not to take it too seriously, because that might really disappoint my teachers.