Dabbling in Screenwriting

So, I got this idea into my head a month or two ago, that it might be a good idea to dabble in a bit of screenwriting. I mean I love film, I love writing; so it made sense to combine the two.

I considered buying a book on screenwriting and giving it a go in my spare time. But, with everything going on, I knew that I would  need more motivation.

So, I’ve signed up for the UCLA summer screenwriting course. I’m in awe of the students who previously took Richard Walter’s class, such as the writer of the fantastic “Milk” or blockbusters like ”Jurassic Park” or “Spiderman.” It will be an interesting, if busy summer and I’ll keep you all posted as to how it’s going.

On an entirely different note, I’ve posted this week’s photo for any of you who are interested in taking part in this week’s writing exercise or prompt, it’s over here.

13 thoughts on “Dabbling in Screenwriting

  1. Ann

    Sounds exciting. Anxious to hear how the process goes.

  2. Róisín

    I can’t wait to hear about this course! Best of luck!

  3. Róisín

    Oh, and I forgot to say – Great choice of illustration!

  4. Lua

    Oh I’ve attended a summer school in UCLA almost eight years ago! It was on psychology and it was really fun! I’m jealous now- screenwriting sounds wonderful Olive, I hope you’ll enjoy it :)

  5. Fantastic that you’re trying new formats! I believe this is a wonderful source of inspiration and I’d love to see Perry on the screen.

    If I may make a few suggestions, there’s the #scriptchat on twitter and on facebook. (Sunday 8pm EST if I’m not mistaken, and there’s an European version that goes earlier) The hostess @jeannevb is fantastic, and there’s @karenquah, really funny intelligent and helpful.

    Having contact with writing communities, even before starting the course is illuminating and very inspiring! Hope this helps. :)

  6. Go Olive – sounds exciting… good luck with it all

  7. @Mari; thanks for the info Mari I appreciate it! I read Karen’s blog regularly, it’s a good one:) And will check out @jeannevb. Thanks!

  8. Thanks everyone for the kind wishes, will let you know how it goes!

  9. Sounds like a great opportunity.

    I tried my hand at a screenplay once, but didn’t know what I was doing. Can’t wait to hear a bit of what your learn.

  10. That is, what YOU learn.

  11. Oh Olive, I hope you have a great time with your UCLA course. I think you’d be great at screenwriting, and I’m impressed that you’re going after it with gusto. I’m sure you’ll keep us posted!

  12. Wanda

    Good luck, Olive. :)

  13. niamh

    Sounds like it’s going well! Who know what this will bring?

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