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Open Folder Topics > Game Of Thrones - best TV writing ever and learning how not to be BORING!!

Message #1 of 6

Message Date Posted: 8/22/2017 8:54 AM

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MB Posts (81)

This is what the writer said:

"“Nothing bores me more than books where you read two pages and you know exactly how it’s going to come out. I want twists and turns that surprise me, characters that have a difficult time and that I don’t know if they’re going to live or die.”
—George R. R. Martin

Well, this applies to TV scripts too (adaptations) or original spec pilots with at least 10 episodes.

George R.R. Martin’s grand saga is beyond unpredictable. Why is that?

The world has never SEEN anything like this since Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

GOT is crazy, exciting and beyond expectations.

Bad guys winning sooooo much. And lots of crazy things happen.


So, are you learning HOW to write better by watching GOT?

Why do you like the show?

Do you write TV shows or novels like GOT?

Do you want to remain a conservative writer. OR GO CRAZY LIKE GAME OF THRONES.

Go crazy.

Learn from GOT. Watch and make notes and study the "roller-coaster" effect of keeping the reader in suspense.

Are the writers respecting the Joseph Campbell Hero’s Journey or making it more flexible?

Let's discuss.

Read these books. It's your job to make their teachings more flexible and turn their concepts upside down and sideways and mix them up.


*****Joseph Campbell - The Hero with a Thousand Faces
*****Christopher Vogler - The Writer’s Journey


Also, read this Hero’s Journey comic strip version by Ryan Dunlavey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TAKE the archetype of the classic hero and mix up the stages.

Can you take the mechanics and complex details of the monomyth model ( Departure, Initiation, and Return) and MIX it up?


Script Oracle

Message #2 of 6

Message Date Posted: 8/22/2017 12:29 PM

Script Oracle

MB Posts (81)

Yes, GAME OF THRONES got lots of cool action.

Why is the show so popular?


Masterful action and story AND LOTS OF STYLE:

1.the ACTION -->>> SUPER cool with powerful poster-like striking images

2. mature story >> attracts the NEW GENERATION with a super cinematic-serious
comic-book slick fight choreography build up

3. funny, philosophical, political drama between the actions (to catch your breath)

4. dark themes are very popular with the new generation, THE DARKER THE BETTER

5. flawless SFX - Yes, THOSE DRAGONS (so perfect, can't see one mistake)____>> PERFECT. PERFECT. FLAWLESS. FLAWLESS.

6. scary (not for the horror), because the good guys can die anytime


8. full of sexy actresses (actors) , teasing ___>> until one full love making scene... coming soon?

*****do you have cool action and jokes in your scripts ?

******or are you just adding boring one dimensional action and cardboard characters ?


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Message #3 of 6

Message Date Posted: 8/22/2017 4:10 PM

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MB Posts (81)

When writing for TV , it is important NOT TO think too much about plot-holes.

Write with your HEART.

All TV script got plot-holes.
Plot-holes create exciting scenes.
Plot-holes make things more visceral.
Plot-holes makes the episode move faster.

Were there plot-holes in LAST WEEK GAME OF THRONES.
YES, but it does not affect the show's brilliance.

Here are the plot-holes in last the episode -

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Message #4 of 6

Message Date Posted: 8/26/2017 9:01 AM

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MB Posts (81)

Hey, working in THE writer's room on a big TV production can be lots of fun and hard work.

But not impossible.

**work hard, you can do it.
and go for it...

Here is a great article on how IT'S LIKE TO BE IN THE GAME OF THRONES WRITER'S ROOM:

"Dave Hill takes fans inside the Game of Thrones writers’ room"

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Message #5 of 6

Message Date Posted: 8/31/2017 6:06 PM

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MB Posts (81)

Since the movie and TV landscape is changing drastically.

We must learn from last week GAME OF THRONES.

When writing action -
1. write something we haven't seen
2. do indirectly describe the camera angles and movement iN a clever/creative script way by not being the director (BE INSTEAD THE STORY BOARD ARTIST)
3. write to put pressure on the SFX department to create a masterpiece action scene
4. in your main action scenes - make sure you have at least 3 things happening at the same time
5. read it loud - make THE ACTION SCENES fly, make it breathtaking, make it WOW

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Message #6 of 6

Message Date Posted: 9/4/2017 11:59 AM

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MB Posts (81)

Game of Thrones advice - Sept 04 2017

If you have a screenplay or TV pilot on the level of Game Of Thrones or Lord of The Rings - it's also a good idea
to adapt it to a novel.

1. if you don't have time, hire someone to write the novel version of your script
2. or co -write with a proven novelist
3. or write the novel version yourself and hire an editor

And as you go out to pitch it, they will love you because you have the

NOVEL and the SCREENPLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All ready.

Script Oracle