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Mother's-home life
Vol. XXXIII, No. 1 (January, 1923)

Fox, Charles Donald
Helps for scenario beginners,   p. 18 PDF (929.3 KB)


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Mother's - Home Life
Cured Her
Rheumatism
Knowing from terrible experience the suffer-
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f~f~ITDE I
Helps for Scenario
Beginners
By CHARLES DONALD FOX
Well, I am certainly glad to see that so
many of the readers of this splendid little
magazine are interested in writing for the
screen. Aside from the many questions I
am answering this month in our columns,
I have received and answered many, many
letters from our readers, all of which thank
us for inaugurating this department. Please
feel entirely free to adress me and ask
me any question you wish. If you en-
close stamped and addressed envelope I
will be only too glad to render you what-
ever service It is in my power to give.
Last month I asked those of our readers
interested in scenario writing to be logical
in what they wrote. This month I think
I will tell.you how to start a photoplay,
STARTING THE PHOTOPLAY
Of course the very first thing the writer
must do ere he can essay a start is to pick
a theite to write about. Now most ama-
teurs seem to shudder every time the word
THEME is used. What is a theme? Do
you know? I venture to say that many
of you do and yet not knowing that you
do become discouraged because of the tech-
nical quality of the word theme.
The theme of a story Is not the idea of
the story as so many people think. Every-
time you pit down to write a story, just
because you happen to have a good idea
for one, ask yourself this important ques-
tion-"What is the purpose of my story?"
In that way you will learn just exactly
what the theme is-for the purpose of a
story represents the theme.
Once you have the theme selected and
set down firmly in your mind, you must de-
cide upon the beat possible way to begin
your story.
Probably you have heard of Aristole-
the father of all dramatic craftsmanship.
He said that every story must have a be-
ginning, a middle and an end.     Sounds
quite simple, doesn't It-but how many
of you follow that rule when you write?
Once you have decided upon the begin-
ning of your story you must make all that
occurred before the characters were intro-
duced to your readers, very plain.   We
must know just who the characters are and
what part they played in each others lives
ere we met them.
Now a novelist will not find this a diffi-
cult thing to do because he can begin his
story with the birth of ble characters, If
he wishes. Winston Churchill. famous
writer, did almost this when he wrote his
splendid  story  "A  Far Country."   We
became acquainted with the two central
characters while they were mere children.
As the story progresses we came to know
them better, and every act of theirs re-
flected their actions and traits as children.
But to the Photodramatist no such o
portunity exists. He Is bound by certain
limitations.  And because the photoplay
must be told in a certain amount of space
-the average five reel picture takes 75
minutes to film on the screen and is about
5000 feet long-the writer of this form of
literary effort must think considerably be-
fore he sets a pen to paper to start his
story.
Give this point deep thought, those of
you who are interested In writiu and
next month we will go into further detail
about writing photoplays.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Q. Has the outsider any chance to sell
original scenarios to the studios?
A. The amateur, which I presume you
mean has every chance to make a sale but
it is not an    easy  thing, unless your
stories are presented by a well known
broker or agency.
Q. If I send you a story to read will
you read it and if so will you make any
charge to do so ?
A. I will be glad to read your scenario
and I will NOT     make any charge for
performing this service for you.
Q. How can I get in touch with Norma
Talmadge, Mae Murray and Alice Cal-
houu?
A. I am sorry that I cannot answer
this question for you as I am restricted
quite  naturally to giving my time to
questions and letters about scenarios.
Q. What do you know about the var-
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be able to teach writing for the screen?
A. There are just two that I know of
that can really do this! A stamped and
addressed envelope will bring the names
to you.
Q. Must one enclose return postage
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