Page twenty-one.

I sometimes get asked what program I write my scripts with and the answer is Celtx. It has all the features I need and best of all, it’s free. When I started, I used Final Draft, which, to me, is expensive at $250. It’s been a long time since I’ve used it, but I don’t remember it being much different from the free Celtx. Final Cut does offer a free demo. I should take a look and see if it’s $250 better than Celtx. Somehow, I doubt it.

Now on to the screenplay…

I thought I had the next ten pages written, but when I went back to get my old script, the scenes weren’t at all what I thought they were. Somewhere along the line, I must have synced an old Celtx script over a new one. Celtx offers you the chance to go back and look at all your revisions, but I’m just going to move forward. I have the best elements still in my head so I’m sure recreating them will be easy. Besides, they weren’t perfect anyways. If I were at home on my pc instead of writing on my iPad, I’d probably go back and look for the revisions, but it’s no big deal.

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INT. RESTAURANT – NIGHT

Martin hands the register drawer to the CASHIER, 20s, female.

MARTIN
Have you seen Perry?

CASHIER
He’s upstairs.

MARTIN
Thank you.

Martin ascends the stairs to the second level in the tri-level restaurant.

Perry is sitting at a two chair table, sipping soup, drinking coffee and reading a newspaper.

Martin walks over and has a seat.

MARTIN
Hey, Perry, whatchya readin’?

PERRY
(in a thick Greek accent)
You know, the usual, murders, rapes, babies in trash.

MARTIN
At least we have our politicians to make us feel better.

PERRY
HA!

A WAITER, 20s, male, walks over.

MARTIN
Give me an espresso please. So, what did you do last night?

CUT TO:

INT. PERRY’S APARTMENT – NIGHT

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  1. It’s so cool that you write screenplays. I used to write them all the time as a teenager and in my early twenties, but I couldn’t get out of the bad habit of over-directing.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

    • Yawatta is an original name. How cool!

      I don’t really consider myself a screenwriter yet, but I’m working on it. Hopefully, this blog helps me get there.

      • Thanks, my name is Indian–Yawatta Finia (my middle name). I was named after my mom’s favorite cousin who lives in Pittsburgh.

        What genre do you like to write for? I love the IFC Channel, maybe one day I’ll see your movie there. Or are you aiming for Hollywood–Blockbuster status?

        Keep smiling,
        Yawatta

  2. I like all genres and will watch anything. I’d love for my movie to be good enough to be shown on IFC. Let’s get it written first!

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