It’s amazing how a simple change in the order of scenes can make or break a storyline.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been poking and prodding at Act 1 (Sequence 1-3 for Writers Boot Camp alums), but something just wasn’t right. Something was off; it wasn’t working.
Luckily, I have my story board cards, and on a whim, I asked myself those awesome words, “What if.”
What if I flip flop the first and second scenes?
So, I shuffled the cards around, and PRESTO! It was as if a spectacular Roman candle exploded! I could hear the applause from my characters (and maybe one or two silently muttering, “Finally, sheesh!”).
In any case, having a story board of color-coded index cards allows me the flexibility to have a visual road map of my story.
Flip flopping those two major scenes, and adding a couple of minor scenes a little further on, has been like a breath of fresh air for inspiration and motivation.
My goal is to have this full-length feature film script completed by Oct. 1st. I believe this Scene Flip Flop has me back on track. #WriteOn
Make it happen!