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Emotion And Your Movie Idea III
12 Part Series On How To Write Screenplays
By  Don Vasicek

Emotions; fear, love, hate, joy, sorrow, triggers writing passionate screenplays.
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n this screenplay educational series IN will be covering the following course sections of information graciously provided by Donald L. Vasicek:

  • So, You Have A Movie Idea - I
  • More on Your Movie Idea II
  • Emotion and Your Movie Idea III
  • The Logline IV
  • The First Minute V
  • Write The End To Your Screenplay Foremost VI
  • The First Twelve Pages of Your Screenplay VII
  • Page 12 to Page 30 of Your Screenplay VIII
  • Page 30 to Page 45 of Your Screenplay IX
  • Page 45 to Page 60 of Your Screenplay X
  • Page 60 to Page 75 of Your Screenplay XI
  • Page 90 to the End of Your Screenplay XII

Don't miss out on a single issue of IN and how to get your screenplay from the page to the silver screen.



Emotion is defined in part by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, "...any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, love, hate, etc...". What kind of emotion did you experience when your movie idea first popped into your head? Fear? Love? Hate? Joy? Sorrow? What happened to you that caused your movie idea to pop into your head? What single experience triggered an emotion in you that created your movie idea? By figuring this out, you will know what the emotion was, and why it was so powerful that it gave you an idea for a movie.

If you sort your emotion and movie idea out, you will find your passion for turning your movie idea into a screenplay. By identifying your passion, you will be able to tell if it is strong enough to sustain you through the arduous and challenging process of writing a screenplay, and eveything else that goes with it. And, it will help you define the genre for your movie. Without going through this process, the potential exists for burning your brain up, destroying your heart and demolishing your life.

Writing screenplays demands that you have passion for what you are writing. Passion is the fire that drives you through this creative process. Passion makes your blood flow. Passion helps you get through obstacles of creation as you are writing your screenplay. It keeps you going when you don't want to keep going.

So, determine what your passion is for your movie idea. If you believe that it is strong enough to keep you motivated throughout the screenwriting process, then go for it.

Next time, I'll discuss how to write the logline, which is the next step in The Screenwriters Success Formula for your movie idea.

Thank you for dropping by.
Good writing to you!
Part III of XII
Previous part of the series.

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Donald L. Vasicek was a writer/consultant for Warriors of Virtue, screenwriter for The Crown, writer/associate producer for The Lost Heart and Born To Kill. He wrote, directed, and produced Faces, Oh, The Places You Can Go..., Haunted World and the award-winning The Sand Creek Massacre. He writes columns for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance Int'l Film Festival's E-zine, Screenplace, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Ink-On–The-Brain and Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish). Author of How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced (http://www.selfhelpguides.com/display.php3?guide=1822020729) and The Write Focus. Web site: http://www.donvasicek.com

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