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  1. critique Opening to a road trip thriller

    Untitled Road Trip Thriller - Opening Scene After taking a bit of a break, I thought I might get back into my dark and twisted love story. While I don't have every single thing planned out just yet, I have a core idea of two "lovers" embarking on a cross country road trip, filled with murderous...
  2. story Using Paul Schrader's metaphor method for a story

    If anyone wants to read on his method, check out a post I made on reddit which gives a summary, then a YouTube link where he talks for 90minutes about it. Here is my proposed concept and story using this method. The conflict behind this is personal, and this is how I'm going to convey it. A...
  3. plot Focusing on a single project for this year...opinion on premise wanted.

    I'm typically scatter-brained, and that's a fault. But this time around, I'm focusing on a project I've previously started, and researched, but now I'm actively "trying" to write it. This is a dark thriller, with sensitive subject matter. Think of 8mm or Seven. I'll be brief, but will provide...
  4. critique Inamorata - Short Thriller - 9 Pages

    First of all, this is a finished product...sorry for flooding the board. Logline: After meeting a beautiful woman at a night club, Jacob finds himself at her apartment and at her mercy. This is pretty dark, graphic and all sorts of twisted. Hopefully someone here enjoys it. On a technical...
  5. critique A Change of Pace - First 10

    Delete please.
  6. plot Had an Idea I Can't Get Over

    I was hit with an idea over the weekend that I can't shake. I'm partially inspired by the Netflix film Paddleton and the way that story was conveyed. Two men, one white and one black, from different backgrounds, meet in a men's divorce support group. They hit it off on a friendly level...
  7. How Do You Feel About Twists?

    There are two types of twists, at least that I can think of. The first being one that the in-universe characters are aware of, and the audience needs to be brought up to speed. Think of Psycho and Identity. With Psycho, we do now know that Norman is killing people while dressed as his mother...
  8. Sci-Fi Romance Idea

    Let me provide a bit of a preamble before I get to the actual premise because I think i it's important. I had a dream the other night with a mysterious woman - unrecognizable to me when I woke up but it's been haunting me ever since. One of those dreams you wish you could go back to yet you...
  9. Dialogue Heavy Romantic Drama Idea

    We're all familiar with the "Before" trilogy, right? I'll assume so. Following in that lane, I'm in the process of writing something similar and I wanted to get a couple of opinions. It's a simple story, but I wanted to gauge some reactions off of what I have so far... Vince - 40, slight male...
  10. Small Town Thriller Premise, Help?

    I'm fascinated with small town, middle America. Always wondered what goes on in these places with 500 people, and only a few businesses. I'm also a sucker for a story where "someone comes into town, does something and inadvertently unearths a secret that will have dire ramifications for all...
  11. A Weird Idea That I Think Might Work

    I love the mockumentary style of filmmaking, everything from The Office to What We Do In The Shadows. I also love medieval times stuff. So, what if those two paths crossed? Obviously cameras didn't exist back then, but who cares? I've written a cold open and a couple of scenes, wanted to share...
  12. Introducing a Sub Plot, or B story

    Sometimes, especially during the second act, movies can drag. A good way to remedy this is to introduce a "B" story, or a "sub-plot." I know they're essentially the same thing. Question is, does it HAVE to be connected to the main plot? My thinking is that what if this sub-plot serves as a way...
  13. Winterhaven - Western Feature (2/3 finished)

    Finally finished with the first act, which is 32 pages. I might trim a little but who knows. The story has changed since I last shared. Well, shifted. After having to make an unplanned stop in a small town during a prisoner transfer, two marshals get thrown into the middle of a battle...
  14. Writing a Scene From a Character's POV?

    I've recently written a chunk of something and two separate comments suggested that I should be writing a scene from the POV of a specific character. I'm a little new to this, and maybe it's the phrasing, but I'm a little confused. I might be looking too much into this, but wouldn't that be a...
  15. Reworking an old project

    I had a post-apocalyptic idea for a while now, wrote about 70 pages of something, but wasn't happy with the results. So, I said fuck it, started over with zombies. I always loved the genre, but never tackled it. Now I always want my zombie flicks to be dark, where no one is safe, so that's how...
  16. Writing a Courtroom Drama

    UPDATE! I wrote out the opening statements, I think I'm missing some of the procedural stuff but let me know what you guys think. I'm writing from the prosecution point of view, and they don't have all of the evidence yet as someone will come forward with additional information. Yes, this is...
  17. Feedback Request - To Be Remembered (Short drama, 8 pages)

    This was written from a writing prompt where the story had to be based around a phobia, and no more than 12 pages, so I chose Athazagoraphobia, or the fear of being forgotten. I didn't get too heavy handed with the concept, but I wanted to get some opinions whether or not I rushed the plot...
  18. Injecting Comedy into Non-Comedic Topics

    Writing comedy is subjective enough, but what about when you're tasked to write comedy into a topic which has no comedic element? Do you rely on a "funny" situation while the characters speak in a serious tone? Or what about make fun of the topic and deliver it in a satirical way? These...
  19. New Here, Wanted to Share some Shorts

    I wanted to share a few shorts that I've written so people can get an idea of my writing style and the type of stuff I like to write. Sadly I suck at writing loglines. I'll be pretty active here so I figured why not. For some reason just about all of my shorts focus on two men. I didn't do it...
  20. Aspiring

    Name is Steven C. Wood (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8787801/) and I have a few things moving along, but want to start building contacts. I have a couple of features in the works, along with some shorts I'm trying to polish and get funded.
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