Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I had come up with a great 1 minute commercial idea for Vail Ski Resorts. I wanted to use the last couple of days to actually write this one up so I could use it as a writing sample for more commercial writing work. I wanted this one to be a little longer than usual, it would be something more on their website than shown on TV. Plus, this one had more emotional appeal to it and I wanted the time to get that across.
Monday, January 27, 2014
After getting a lot of other projects set to go, I'm now ready to put some serious time into this screenplay. I'll continue where I left off on my anatomy of story outline and keep plugging away on the details such as the premise, the seven key steps of story structure, character, and more.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I worked a little more on some ideas for a short story that I worked on a little a while ago. I started using some of the story anatomy techniques that I learned and tried to apply it to this story. I still have a few things to work out, but I need to get working on other projects too.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
We finished our read through and we both thought it sounds really good (which we would hope so after all the time and many drafts we put into this). This is one that I really want to see get made and be able to watch it with my kids. It has a great hook that most people can relate to, great characters, and an excellent story. We also finished updating our story pitch after all the changes. This one is ready to go!
Saturday, January 18, 2014
My wife and I had put this away for a few months so we could take a look at it fresh again after all of the changes we had made. This is a feature animated movie that we both worked on a while ago. We should get through it over the next two or three days.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The basic idea is now fully plotted, outlined, and ready to be written. This is the last of the children's books I will be working on probably for a while (never say never when an idea strikes you). I've gone through most of the bigger ideas I've had for children's picture books. It's been very gratifying being able to take all of these ideas that I've had for a while and finally work through them. It will be a lot of fun once I've finished writing them to read these stories to my own kids (regardless if they get published or not).