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by popcornflix
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Re: And the thread drifts a bit farther...

That said, I found Snyder's book to be deeply depressing. Partly because he makes the scriptwriting process seem calculating, formulaic and more akin to beating the house at blackjack than actually writing. See, this I don't get. It's form. You can approach it intuitively and kinda get it right, or...
by popcornflix
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Manuscript Tracking Software
Replies: 16
Views: 6631

Filemaker?
by popcornflix
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

From what I've seen these guys are a little industry that's creepy and exploitive as fuck. It's all fine and good if you're writing TV adventure movies for Turkish 12-year-olds. But that bastardized, pseudo Joseph Campbell, write by the numbers crap is the opposite of writing creatively - and soooo...
by popcornflix
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Re: Yeah, I don't know.

I don't know, popcorn, I kind of like freewriting in Scrivener for the first draft. Not knowing where I am in the true page count frees me from the anxiety of not hitting certain structure goals. Every artist to their own style. (I don't think we're in any peril of seeing page breaks soon, so no se...
by popcornflix
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Request: Files and aliases
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

I understand. Purely for intellectual curiosity, could you explain a little more about how this would be a database function? I'm not a programmer, but I was thinking of little more than a pointer that passed the double-click from the alias in Scrivener to the icon copied into the .scriv file. Curio...
by popcornflix
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Request: Files and aliases
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Request: Files and aliases

While we're talking about dragging files to Scrivener, here's a request: I want Scrivener to make an alias for any icon dragged onto the Research Folder, and copy the original into the .scriv package. When you double-click on the icon in the Research Folder, Scrivener does not open it, but rather la...
by popcornflix
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Re: Bad brads

Hollywood is such a production line that writers get further by conforming to the nth degree unto the tiniest, most irrelevant detail than being funny, wise, or engaging, and that you don't have a choice. Think of it this way: it's like showing up for a pro cricket match with a baseball bat. They w...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Sean Coffee wrote:Listen to popcorn, he knows what he's talking about.


The temptation to make this my signature line is almost overwhelming. :lol:
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

KB wrote:As far as the hard right margin is concerned, this may happen sooner, but page break indications will not happen.


I'll keep my fingers crossed for luck. Slows down my typing, tho. :wink:
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Of course, right from the get-go I have made it very clear that Scrivener is not a formatting application and that for specialist formats you will need to export your work to a dedicated word processor or Final Draft. That's why I've refrained from asking for essential specialty formatting features...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

By the way, what's your take on the great butterfly vs screw bolt debate? Acco brass, baby. Acco brass #5. No washers, no steel. Smack them flat with a hammer, makes you feel like a writer. (Washers make it tough to pull your script apart and make copies, and thereby slows your scripts progress thr...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Re: script formatting

Popcornflix is dead right when it comes to Hollywood and Hollywood-esque submissions. They are incredibly anal about it all. I've seen long arguments range about whether you should use two 'brads' (paper fasteners) or three, and whether you should use two but have a third hole punched through the s...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Page breaks
Replies: 58
Views: 13327

jok wrote:But how would that help when the line length is dynamic?


Well, I asked for fixed line length/hard right margin in another post. :D
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 30382

Mind you, there's a fine old market in persuading people who want to be writers that unless they get _this_ program and format in _this_ way, they won't stand a chance. What percentage of Screenplay 2000/Final Draft users -- $200 products -- are doing it for a living? If your script isn't formatted...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting - Action --> Character
Replies: 16
Views: 4853

Thanks for fixing the Tab/Return function in screenplay Mode. Now I can just write the scene without thinking about how to drive the program, just like FD and MMS.

Looking forward to learning all the cool new fixes in 1.01! 8)