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.
INT. RESTAURANT – NIGHT
Martin hands the register drawer to the CASHIER, 20s, female.
Have you seen Perry?
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.
Hey, Perry, whatchya readin’?
(in a thick Greek accent)
You know, the usual, murders, rapes, babies in trash.
At least we have our politicians to make us feel better.
A WAITER, 20s, male, walks over.
Give me an espresso please. So, what did you do last night?
INT. PERRY’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
4 thoughts on “Page twenty-one.”
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.
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?
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!