Just sad, sad, sad.The moment you can see any well-planned surprise, chances are, so will your sophisticated reader. Third, this form allows you to cut things together like a film editor cuts film. You can really experiment with collage and juxtaposing certain elements. Number Seven: Let yourself be with Not Knowing. Yes, and that leads us to Chuck's third novel and second attempt at movie adaptation. But then two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center and suddenly, movies about hijacked flights and "terrorism" were no longer in. And later, doing Citizen Kane, a fictional movie using a nonfiction form. My writing has to excite people and depict or include their experiences. Take a few notes as you have ideas. Your story will always be stronger if you just show the physical actions and details of your characters and allow your reader to do the thinking and knowing. Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Number Thirteen: Another Christmas window story. Santa Claus.
For instance, I often need physical gesture to balance dialogue. Read our interview with Camera MacLaren here.This painter guy kept putting up the colors. Instead of a character wanting something, you must now describe the thing so that the reader wants it. The moment you can see any well-planned surprise, chances are, so will your sophisticated reader. Then, just listen. Tom Spanbauer, who taught me to write, said you have to make them laugh and then, as soon as possible, try to break their hearts. How was Fight Club optioned to a movie? After that, find a way to re-write them. Let their actions and words show their thoughts.
Knowing and believing are intangible. But cross your fingers: the Fight Club Broadway musical is still alive. Reading, your audience may be alone.
But then the project sunk into the shadows as the expiration on the option came up. The result was Fight Club, a novel about fist-fighting, anti-corporate power and identity, which rocketed him from obscurity to success and then fame when the book was adapted into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
If you can do that, then the writing itself will be its own payoff and reward.
Chuck played "idiot tourist" during his two day stay in Los Angeles and even invited some best friends with him to tour the lot at 20th Century Fox. Here is the latest quote we have from Lawrence about the project. Around that same time, director David Fincher got his hands on the book and quickly fell in love with it.
There was a time back in when Survivor seemed poised to be the next Palahniuk adaptation to hit the big screen. My workshop laughs a lot.
But re-reading the first scene, I found the throw-away comment about mixing nitro with paraffin and how it was an iffy method for making plastic explosives.