Spilling red ink : the writing process for "Nature red”

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2013-08

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Gammon, Michael Abraham

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This report details the writing process that led to “Nature Red,” a screenplay about an aging hippy with a successful farm co-op whose dark past comes back to haunt him in the form of a sociopathic drifter. I begin with the inspirations for this story. Then I discuss the “story-breaking” process, pre-writing, drafting, and revising. I will discuss what I learned about the story’s subject matter as well as what I learned about storytelling for film. Included are samples of prewriting and revision materials.

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