My husband had the helpful suggestion I ought to write scripts last night. His suggestion is all about the money he thinks I’d receive from the slight change in focus.
I reminded him I’ve never written a script. I think I wrote a play-style piece, once, when I was in fifth grade. That doesn’t count. I think it’d be a different thing entirely than the novels I’m slowly churning out.
But every time someone talks about a different medium, I am curious to try it. There’s something about a new challenge that makes it more interesting.
The suggestion came amidst a conversation about famous Iowans, Ashton Kutcher and Shawn Johnson were on a replay of a wrestling match on the Big Ten Network. I don’t think I need to write screenplays to be a famous Iowan, though. I’m sure novels could get me there, with time and patience and maybe a little luck.
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I have no problem with multiple genres within broad umbrella that is writing. We have poets who write fiction and fiction writers who write screenplays, playwrights who meddle in children’s fiction and bumper sticker writers who try it all so I say, Why Not! Have a good weekend.
The more I look into screenwriting, the more I think having an education in it might help when it comes to setting up scenes and plot in fiction..
However, I still have no desire to try it. Like you, I have never even attempted to write one, and I don’t think it will allow me to use my creativity as much as novels or picture books will. Just don’t think it’s for me.
Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case. There are some advertising campaigns that we will never get out of our collective minds, whether we want to or not.