So, everyone has at least one friend who has the gift of the gab…I had such a friend, who shall remain anonymous at this time for safety purposes…mine!
So, this friend of mine was really into cleaning. Spring cleaning, to be exact! She’d start by rattling off a list of cleaning products she was going to utilize. Next, she would take me on a journey upstairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms, then continuing downstairs with the living room, dining room and finally the kitchen. By the time she was finished, I was exhausted!
Although, I wasn’t into cleaning like she was, I couldn’t help being drawn into her guilty pleasure…it was as if I was there.
And that leads me into my next TIP…
“SERIES OF SHOTS”
A “Series of Shots” is just that…it presents a scene in one location in a series of camera shots.
SERIES OF SHOTS
1. Sinister Clouds devour the sky.
2. A menacing lighting bolt strikes a tree, ripping a limb off.
3. Colossal ice pellets plummet to the ground, blanketing the street.
4. An out of control Jeep skids to a stop, just short of the falling limb.
A Series of Shots are usually ACTION scenes.
Like my friend, who for some sick reason, loved to clean, and then proceeded to TELL me about it…A Series of Shots does the same, but instead of TELLING, it will SHOW the audience by placing the scene in short dramatic shots.
Okay, that’s my TIP for today. Now…the challenge for you is to go ahead and try to write a scene with a SERIES OF SHOTS.
Until then…Write On!