You might not hear much from me. My schedule is about to become jam-packed, and on top of it, I’ve added an exciting but certainly challenging new writing venture. Through Coursera (I’ve taken several courses through them and love them), I’ve signed up for a script-writing class.
Usually, I stick to novels, short stories, the traditional format. I don’t venture into script writing. It’s foreign territory. But this course is supposed to help create a pilot script for a tv series. I say “supposed” because I’m not sure what the outcome of this experiment for me will be. Script writing is a very different genre and requires a different set of skills. It’s like Ballet vs Tap. I use those because I’m a dancer and I can tell you for experience that while I can tap, I am not a tapper, but have been trained as a classical ballerina. Reverse that, and I’m sure tappers will agree with me.
But I want to try.
And it’s only week one of the course, and I’ve created a very complicated, overly populated story. I can’t help myself. But it’s an experiment, a challenge.
As part of it, I’m going to post my work, after it has been completed through the course, here.
I may also blog my woes, challenges, and revelations. I’m looking forward to it!