Friday, January 31, 2014

Sark's Writing Advice

MINIVAN - ON THE ROAD

As I’m driving, I check the rearview mirror and find Sark perched in his booster seat surveying the scenery as it floats past.

ME
So what did you think of the beginning of my screenplay?

SARK
I liked it.

ME
Do you have any suggestions for it?  Any feedback?

SARK
Well.  What are you going to rate the movie?

ME
Ummm.  I don’t know.

SARK
Like, is it going to be PG-13?

ME
I guess so, probably PG-13.

SARK
Well...  That’s the first thing you need to know.  You need to know your audience.  Like if it’s going to be PG-13, you need to have stuff in there for a 13 year old.

ME
What do you think a 13 year old would enjoy?

SARK
A battle is always good.  You need one at the beginning, one at the end, and one in the middle to give you a good thrill.  If it’s PG-13, you probably need 5 battles.

ME
But this is a story about relationships.

SARK
Well... you know, you just need some conflict.  How about a fight?

END


#GoodInstincts

You know, it’s always more fun to fight with your sister.  You pick on her, pick on her, pick on her, and then... explosion!  So fun.  The spice of life:)