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Write-a-thon progress report 2 
25th-Jun-2013 09:34 pm
Another page and a bit of screenplay today. I'd hoped to finish off Act Two today, but it's been a more hectic day today than I expected.

Most writers are very familiar with Chekhov's dictum that if a gun appears on the mantelpiece in Act One, it must be fired in Act Three. I think I may have discovered a related rule: if your characters order Chinese food at the beginning of a scene, they must open fortune cookies at the end. Writing convincing fortune cookie text is harder than it looks.

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26th-Jun-2013 08:58 am (UTC)
Two of my favorite fortune cookies of all time:

1) My mom's best friend, near destitute and in a bad situation, got, "You will always have exactly what you have now." She screamed and threw it to the ground.

2) In a group of friends out to dinner, and acquaintance of mine got, "You will have a promising future in the field of medical research." We determined he'd become the subject after donating his body to science.
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