Step 3 of write a script while Mozz does.
You are probably beginning to wonder. When does Monty actually write his script? To which I will say. FUCK YOU ASSHOLE! just trust me. Writing a screenplay or a pilot whether it's your first of your 20th, is fun, but it is a challenge. So I broke it into chunks for myself a long time ago. Some I stole from teachers, some I read in a book, but over the years I refined it to make it all very Mozzie.
I also hate writing alone. So I hope that you are keeping me company while beating out those loglines and character names. Believe me, there will be a day when all of this will make it to the front of my eyes.
Day 3 is pretty simple. First take a look at your logline and read it. I include my loglines in my morning meditations, really anytime I do a ten minute meditations, I will say my affirmation "Monty is sexy, successful and everybody wants him." and then I say the logline. That logline should be part of you, you should be humming it, affirming it, and sharpening it.
Still, some writing must happen today and you are going to up your writing by about 20 to 30 percent. At this point, I hope you have a notebook or a document. I keep a journal next to me at all times, cause as this goes along. The ideas will flow.
Remember when you went into Blockbuster to rent a movie and you decided which movie you were going to rent by reading the back of the VHS/DVD cover. (am i dating myself?)
That's how much writing you are going to do today. About 100 to 300 words. And a Tagline!
Taglines are so much fun for me. My favorite tagline of all time.
Young Sherlock Holmes - Before a lifetime of Adventures, He had the Adventure of a lifetime.
I don't know what it was about that tagline. But it was the motto of my life. It is the life I want to lead most of all. A Lifetime of Adventures, but oh my god, before that... oh, there's this adventure that sets it all off. That's what I want my life to be.
Holy fucking shit! Did that make me want to see that movie as a kid, and let's face it when you are writing, you are really writing it for some part of you that gets that thrill. Always write for that part of you.
so Tagline the movie with a little something that gives you a thrill.
And then you are going to describe it like the back of a vhs or dvd. (Hey, I have included, Nominated for 11 academy awards in my description) Fuck it, it's your story! And no one will see it but you. But thrill yourself with 100-300 words of your story.
It will feel incomplete, there will be so many holes to fill. (he he!) But just tell it. What you are doing is starting to make decisions on tone, and execution before you start making the big decisions.
The second way I write these 300 words is to pretend I call my best friend, usually Greg or Armistead and on a voice recorder tell them about this amazing movie I just saw. But I only have 3 minutes to do it.
Then I listen to what I have described and I start typing. Write without stopping and then go back and fix it, don't fixate on the first 10 words. If you start doing that now, you'll fixate on the first 10 pages, Then fixate on act one, then on the first never completed draft. Now, vomit it out, fix it later. You have the whole entire day.
OFF TO IT! (I gotta get mine done too)