Re: ATTN.: JMS - Writing Process

 Posted on 3/11/1998 by to

>When writing the scripts for B5 (or any other show), do you "see" the
>script in novel format or in teleplay format in your mind?

Neither. I see the scene itself, as if watching a movie. I play it over and
over...initially, it's kind of out of focus, and incomplete, I have some
pieces, not others...the more times I play it back in my head, the more it
gradually comes into focus, and the missing pieces begin ot fill in...until I
see the whole scene, end to end, in perfect focus. Then I use whatever form
I'm writing in -- a novel or a script -- and write it in that format.


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