Originally Posted by Fat Doran Dragon
I'm gonna be taking a class called creative writing, and I know that I will have to write a short story, and i have an idea in my head, but I honestly dont know how to start it. How does one start a story? I imagine if i were to get a few lines to start I could quickly get to writing it in its entirety.
Well each artist really has their own way. Don't worry about the writing part yet as I'm sure your teacher will help you get your feet wet with some other activities.
I am one of the people who likes to plan out my writing if it is longer than say 2 pages. What I do is figure out the path I want to take. I do a lot of plays so I plan out each scene. Since this is a project with a certain length requirement this can help immensely to make sure you keep the flow of the story going.
A short scene of a screenplay I later filmed.
Basic plot point: Four students are stuck in a room at school during a code red. There is no real intruder because their principal is incompetent. They are all going crazy.
11. INT. SMALL ROOM - DARK
Jake is awake and has a sock on his hand, the rest of the guys are sleeping. Felix awakes.
What the-, what are you doing?
This is my sock, Socky. He’s my new friend.
Take that stupid thing off man, we need to stay calm without you going any more crazy.
Well I’m not listening to you, because you’re not my friend anymore. Isn’t that right Socky? “Yes Jake, I’m the only friend you need!” Why thank you Socky, would you like to hang out later, “Sure Jake, I would love to hang-”
A violent knocking noise is heard. The guys freak out, Jake puts his sock puppet over his mouth.
Cut outside the room:
Hello? Is there a secretary in there? A teacher? Anyone?
Cut back inside the guys can’t hear what he is saying. They look confused. Cut outside:
Because I could really use your help, your Principal commands it!
12 . INT. SMALL ROOM - DARK
The guys go slightly more crazy.
Oh god he’s outside
Shh stay quiet
Cut to Principal giving up and walking away. Cut to Felix at the door:
Ok I think he’s gone
This was all you wasn’t it Socky! “Huh what are you talking about”. We were safe until we let you in, who knows what could happen now. “Jake you’re overreacting” DIE DIE DIE
He kills Socky
What are you doing?
I am executing the traitorous one!
It was treason, it was treason all along. Socky wanted us dead, he didn’t care about us, he saw us as a liability!
I'll consider posting some other stuff later but there is a good taste of what I do.