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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

That Taunting Screenplay

When the novels start to drag and they seem kind of dinasourial I always fall back onto writing a screenplay. Why not? They are shorter and the form seems more up todate for our twittering short attention span getting every shorter society. Why not write a movie and while I'm at it why don't I win an Oscar? Hey I see those authors coming down the aisle to claim their Oscar. I can do that. Just let me get up there and trundle on down and I even have my speech ready.

I would just like to thank everyone who supported me through my years of struggle, my wife, kids, friends, and I would just like to tell whoever out there who is thinking about being a writer...go for it! And then I would leave the stage after walking the wrong way, corrected by the beautiful woman. I mean there is a lot of precedent here. Fitzgerald and Faulkner wrote for the movies. Do I need better company than that? And you know what...they pay!

So...all I have to do is download a template and start rolling. Yeah. That's what I'll do. Write that screenplay and just pitch away to the powers that be. Now. I need a plot. Hmmm. I know I'll just use my own books. Perfect. in...yeah, fade in to a... man. Maybe a woman. Ha. No problem....just fade in to something and then fade out. Yeah....maybe I'll do that. Yeah...write a screenplay. Cecil B Demills of the literary world. Sure.
Rocket Man...."The funniest serious novel since Richard Russo's Straight Man, rich with the epic levity of John Irving and salted with the perversion of Updike." Chicago Sun Times

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