We learn techniques and tricks for multiple products or services. It’s our way of saying we’ve captured the essence and know how to do the job. Is it the same when it comes to writing? I dare not say it is. It’s my opinion, writing is a different beast than being a plumber or lawyer.
Writing is the ultimate joy for a creative soul. It doesn’t matter if he/she writes for movies, television, magazine, or stage plays. Those with the imagination share enough of their passion to entertain readers, viewers, and patrons of art on any given medium. It’s a life style, a work of love, a presentation of spirit to anyone who takes time to notice. Writers are the communicators of society and the pen person of history.
We know writers share much of themselves with their imagination that it makes others find a corner and ponder their own lives. When a writer sparks such reaction from a reader, he or she hits the mark. Yes, when readers and movie goers respond with emotions, it’s the technique presenting the message making the impact. You were entertained by a special method where a simple sentence or syntax grabbed you and didn’t let go.
Depending on what medium you enjoy, the writer employs a series of tricks of the trade. Since writing for both print and movie, I have methods that spark both intrigue and excitement. I use a different style in conversation for a move script – plain language structure, lighter detail, and flexibility than what I use for books. Even though book conversations are plain language, it has more structure and lacks common slang. Whatever shown to the eyes of movie goers, or read by readers, the test is story doesn’t come across as disappointment. Yes, we writers seek the extreme of emotions where smiling is the ultimate objective and compliment. But on the other hand where anger stands it’s a signal as if the author receives a warning to quickly exit before the crowd catches you. Hope for the best but always RUN like hell ~LOL