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|06-15-2011, 06:52 AM||#1|
figuring it all out
Join Date: Apr 2009
I have a villain with a dastardly plan, I also have a character describing what the plan may result in. I would like that description to be accompanied by visuals.
Would I use parenthesis such as (POTENTIAL FUTURE), or would I use something like:
SERIES OF SHOTS -
The destruction would be unparalleled.
A. The bomb explodes.
B. Buildings are crumbled, the dead and dying are strewn through the city streets.
The only thing I found in the screenwriting manual I am using is "series of shots", what if I only wanted to show the bomb exploding in one shot? That wouldn't work either.
Thank you in advance.
"I enjoy writing fiction, I'm afraid it writes back" - Me
|06-15-2011, 09:26 AM||#2|
Makes Things Up
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Heart-Shaped Box
I'm not entirely sure, but I might treat it like a flashback, except maybe call it a flash forward instead?
So it would look like this:
BEGIN FLASH FORWARD: EXT. CITY - DAY A bomb explodes. NARRATOR (V.O.) The destruction would be unparalleled. END FLASH FORWARD
|06-15-2011, 05:53 PM||#3|
In the zone...
Join Date: Mar 2005
I think 'series of shots' works well enough. Though I'd lose the A, B, C listing and just have each image on a separate line. When it's over, you can have...
The bomb explodes.
JOHN, reeling from this.
Just keep it nice and simple and, above all, very clear.
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