Pride Before Fall Essay

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Creative Writing - Class 17 – Notes October 26/27, 2011 • Check-off of late feedback packets • Turn in Fiction Assignments (if not already turned in) • Writing Scripts • Drama Assignment HOMEWORK: Critique the packets you collected of others’ writing, and bring it back.  Let’s Write Some Scripts! • Form groups (Fewer than 5) • Choose a subject matter and format (Play? Film? Radio?) • Remember to Make it Active, Visual, and Auditory! • Draft out a 1-page script for either 2 or 3 actors • Write it as neatly as possible! Now Let’s Do a “Table Reading”! • Form groups (Fewer than 5) • Volunteer to do table readings • Read the scripts for the class Creative Writing Drama Assignment, Due: Nov. 7/8 The Assignment: Write a short dramatic scene. A scene is a single unit of the story. First, choose which kind of dramatic work you would like to try writing. Would you prefer to do: • A stage play? (To be performed by live actors on a stage) • A teleplay? (For a half-hour or full-hour TV show, either an existing show or one you’d like to imagine pitching as a new series), or… • A screenplay? (For a movie) • A radio/audio play? (For an audio presentation) • An Internet Video or Web series? • A Videogame? • A Comic Book? And WHY? Also, what genre will you be doing? A chick flick? An action film? A horror movie? Of course, you won’t be writing a full script. But in order to produce even a competent fragment, it’s a good idea to be able to visualize a possible whole. Some Basics:  Be mindful of which subgenre you’ve chosen. Plays tend to have more conversation with not quite as much action. Movies tend to have more action (“that’s why they call them movies”). TV shows can vary, depending on the type of show for which you’re doing a scene. If you put a car chase into a stage play, I’m going to take off points

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