I’m feeling more confident with this script. Wrote my first scene with Dunn Pernsley (one of the black characters) and it went rather well. I used the scene I transcribed from a previous episode as a sort of Rosetta Stone – using what he’s said in that scene, as a way to express what I need him to say in my scene.
It helps to be watching previous episodes as I write as well. The subtle nuances of language are lost as a passive viewer. I hear them, but I don’t really note them. Listening specifically for those nuances however, is a whole other experience. It makes me appreciate the series all the more – and I’m becoming a better writer for it.
I feel the clock ticking. I have six days to hand this script in, along with the rest of my application. Hasn’t left me with a lot of time to catch up with friends here in Regina. Hard deadline. Makes climbing mountains a lot easier. Without it, I wouldn’t even have begun.