I'm trying to write a script. I suck. Every word I read back makes me wince in pain. How the slippidy slappidy, flooping, flying fuck, shitting, fuck do you do it?
this ask is old but im gonna answer it anyway
- nothing is original anymore. fuck it. that’s not what matters. if someone says “oh that’s similar to x” go “yeah that’s right” because every type of story has already been told. that means
- it’s 100% up to you, the storyteller, to make it interesting and almost feel new. everyone tells a story differently and everyone can make it sound different every time. this might sound kinda scary but it’s the best part. it’s the part where you insert your own imagination and love into it.
- writing dialogue is hard but you’ll feel better if you approach it like this: if I was in this situation, what would I say? and then, would the character that’s speaking say it differently? To do this you need to make sure your characters are outlined and you know exactly their motivations and personality.
So you do this: “What would I say about this? Would the character agree with that? Would they say it differently than I would?”
Personally, I’m always casual about everything which is why all of my characters say stuff like “dude” and “yeah” all the time. But if a character speaks a different way, I try to be wary and avoid it. I start with myself, then focus on the character.
anyway go have fun. im almost finished outlining RB4 and im super excited to start writing the screenplays. good luck with your own endeavors