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Drama: July 10, 2019 Issue [#9643]

 This week: Nobody Cares!
  Edited by: Octobersun
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2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
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6. Ask & Answer
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Letter from the editor

Nobody Cares!

Why do they keep forcing those movies on us?

If you have been watching movies the past years, you may have noticed that every now and then, a movie comes out that focuses on the movie makers, the actors, or the script writers instead of telling a fiction story. Of course those movies are fiction to a degree. Because they have to keep up with pacing the movie to follow the three act narrative. At the same time, whether entirely fictional or "Based on true events" those films are taking the movie making process more serious than the story telling process.

Every now and then, such a story might be more of a dramatized documentary. One example would be the movie about Howard Hughes that came out in 2004. It was heavily dramatized to work as an entertaining movie, but there were some true nuggets in there. Other times, it feels more like a self-serving bit of story filled in by handsome actors to keep us emotionally involved in the movie making industry. Give us a glimpse. Humanize those screen gods and goddesses for a few minutes. A recent example would be La La Land.

As writers, we should come up with stories. Stories. A story can have a writer in it. But a story about the writing process? Really? Ask yourself who wants to know about the process?

Nobody Cares!

Yes. I mean that. I am a writer, so I am interested in the writing process. I want to learn how to spin yarns for others to read and enjoy and find escape from normal life. Nobody wants to read about my struggle to write.

Stephen King achieved to make a story about a struggling writer into an appealing read. Misery. Well, we're not all Stephen King and Misery was appealing for other reasons besides being about a writer.

When you write a drama with a writer in it, don't take the writer too serious. The best writer takes a reader by the hand and leads them into a story where neither writer nor reader are visible. The reader is the fly on the wall. The writer provides the wall and something to read (look at.)

Editor's Picks

 Island Survival  (E)
movie review of Cast Away
#2186091 by Solace.Bring

The Murder of Frankie Bojangles  (13+)
Animal detective story written for Movie/TV Mash Up Contest.
#2177980 by Choconut

Death at Rosewood Mansion  (13+)
Excerpt from a gossip column about the death of a famous director....
#1136918 by iKïyå§ama

 No Thrills  (E)
A scary movie is nothing compared to the horror of growing apart
#2098779 by lucretius

 The Rerun  (13+)
A troubled teen's reaction to a rerun TV show causes concern when they parallel reality.
#2159265 by Steve Joos

 Outside of My Mind  (13+)
Inspired by a song I heard on a movie called The Strangers.
#1648066 by very thankful

What Happened to Danny?  (13+)
A romance on a movie set comes to a mysterious end.
#1783648 by Redtowrite

Scuff Marks (2009 Nano)  (18+)
A drama of World War II years and after, in Mexico and the United States
#1608694 by Joy

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#2194618 by Not Available.

Hollywood Hogs  (E)
A poem about a new, weird, tasteless "reality" show on TV that is inexplicably popular.
#2042684 by Rhychus

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Ask & Answer

Sum of us watch movies. And Sum of us write about those movies. Check out Sum1swriting's opinions on movies he's seen.

Lights! Camera! Action!  (E)
Movies I've seen, good or bad. I will be as honest as I can in my assessment of them.
#2043224 by Sum1

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