“Market Ready Screenplays”

Writing screenplays and getting them
sold and produced are highly competitive.
One must write screenplays that are
market ready. To do anything less will
result in failure.

A market ready screenplay requires
dialogue, characterization, format, plot, subplot(s),
action, narrative, description, etc. that must
execute genres which people will go see at the
movie theater.

To write a market ready screenplay, the writer
must study screenplays that have been box
office hits. Once that is accomplished, the
screenwriter should then write their screenplay
that is fresh and unique, but yet, parallels
that of box office hits.

For example, a romantic comedy simply
requires the question, will the couple in
question, get together or not? The
twist here must be unique and fresh. “Must
Love Dogs” starring Diane Lane and John
Cusack exhibits the twist that Ms. Lane is
seeking a man through ads. The require-
ment, he must love dogs. Well, guess
what, Mr. Cusack doesn’t love dogs, but
she falls for him anyway, and on it goes.

Study the genre you’re interested in writing.
Study the format. The writing. Incorporate
a fresh and unique approach to your genre
of interest. This can be accomplished via
a new twist that has never before been
used in the genre of your choice.

Donald L. Vasicek
Writer/Filmmaker/Consultant
Olympus Films+, LLC
http://www.donvasicek.com
dvasicek@earthlink.net

“Zen Haiku Article Writing”

1) What is the correct format for writing an article?
2) What is the exact distance between the first and second line?
3) How many spaces between the first and the second paragraph?
4) How many spaces are needed to indent the first line?
5) What is the correct margin?
6) Give me an advice on how to create an article.
7) How to prepare an article that will have a chance of being published for payment?
8) What to do in order to sell articles to a magazine?
9) Relevant advice concerning article writing.
10) How to improve your writing in order to become a professional writer.

1. Indent seven spaces. Write in paragraph form.
2. Double space.
3. Two.
4. Seven.
5. Ten to twelve spaces.
6. Focus on specific subject matter.
7. Study similar articles that have been published.
8. Write a query letter about your article. Send it
to publishing outlets.
9. Focus on the a specific subject matter. Do adequate
research on the subject matter. Write as though
you’re telling a story, with a beginning, a middle,
and an end. Make sure you have a theme that holds
everything together. The theme should be the subject
matter of your article.
10. The most effective way to improve your writing is to study writing
and to write, write, and write.

“Make Your Work Shine”
Donald L. Vasicek
Writer/Filmmaker/Consultant
Olympus Films+, LLC
http://www.donvasicek.com
dvasicek@earthlink.net