A half-price technicality

Since I didn’t walk in graduation at OU in December, I’m technically still a student until the end of this semester. As a student, I can buy the full version of the Sophocles software I’ve been using for a screenplay of Murdered by Human Wolves at half price. That’s sweet. I’m a cheap bastard, I know. It’s a really nice program and I probably would have paid the full $120 for it simply because I’m having so much fun with it. If you’ve read my writing, you know I use a hell of a lot of dialogue, anyway, so writing a script seems very natural. Later I’ll have to go back and figure out why certain words are capitalized in the sample scripts I’ve been looking at; sometimes objects are capitalized and sometimes not. I also need some tips on how much background information to give as far as setting and character movement.

Matt at Shocklines has told me he plans to place a big order for Call to the Hunt when it comes out and have the books sent to me for signing. I made the store’s bestseller list two or three weeks, in the No. 10 spot, with Murdered by Human Wolves and I’m hoping to do better this time out.

The VP of my department told us today the reorganization will begin within a couple of weeks. No details because some of the deans are still being told they’ll comply. This should get interesting.

Speaking of deans, we’ve hired a new one and I need to finish the press release announcing that.

0 responses to “A half-price technicality”

  1. Hey Steve. Sounds like delicatecutters has got you covered on formatting, but I thought I’d mention what I’ve learned about capitalization in script. I believe that all caps in descriptive situations is to alert the editors. For instance, if a noise is in all caps, it’s to alert the sound editor, etc. I was encouraged not to use all caps in my submitted scripts and to leave all that up to later rewrites should the script be sold. I was told, however, to always capitalize the first appearance of each character.
    I’d definitely seek professional advice, though. I’m like you in that I haven’t made it much past the playing stage.

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