Apr. 23rd, 2010

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[personal profile] capriuni
Name/pseud: Ann / CapriUni

Location: Physically? Hampton Roads, Virginia. Emotionally? Right here in Cyberspace.

I write: Mostly poetry, essays, and prose fiction. And it's only recently (as in the last few years) that I've gotten intrigued by the process of script writing.

Genres: Mostly, the fiction I write is based on the fairytale (aka folk tale, aka "Wonder tale") genre; essays and poems stray a bit further from that point of origin, but not entirely out of that country.

Inspirations: Grimms' Tales, Greek Myths, Norse Myths, Celtic Myths, etc., Shakespeare, the Y/A novels of Patricia McKillip, Sister Water by Nancy Willard (novel), Spell of the Senuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abrams (non-fiction) and Wisdom of the Mythtellers by Sean Kane (non-fiction).

Other interests: Many. Foremost in my consciousness right now is Disability Rights, and how that intersects with other aspects of human rights, (such as -- but not limited to -- feminism, anti-racism, GBLT rights).

Currently working on: An allegorical quasi-dystopian* graphic novel (my first) set about 150-70 years hence that will (I hope) morph into a superhero story somewhere in the final third of the story. My protagonist was genetically modified in utero in an attempt to cure his disability before birth; instead, his disability was only slightly lessened, but he has dinosaur's clawed, feathered, wings that are not strong enough to give him the power of flight on their own, and his story is one of how to find his own way of moving through the world.

*where the people in power are (mostly) kind-hearted, and ethically motivated (and their kindness is felt, and responded to with real affection), but the consequences of their actions are, nonetheless, painful to those they're acting on.

Anything else? As an English Major in college and grad school, I read a lot of scripts as part of my literature survey courses. But -- that's the key thing: we studied and discussed them as finished, polished, works of literature on their own, and not as blue-prints for a finished product in a completely different medium. And now, I'm confronting the switch in consciousness needed in order to write one as a blue print.

Any thoughts?

Also: this is a Yayful Day -- commonly recognized as William Shakespeare's Birthday!

If W.S. were a zombie, he'd be 446 years old, today.

And here's a bit of Elizabethan Script writing trivia: back then, before copyright was even conceived, and making copies was expensive and time-consuming, each actor was only given a portion of the entire play: only one line for their cues, the lines he, himself, had to learn, and one line after -- the cue for the next actor on stage. Only the playwright kept a copy of the entire play.

Thus, when you ask a fellow actor: "What part did you get?" once upon a time, that was meant literally.
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[personal profile] hnsnrachel
Name/pseud: Rachel/ [personal profile] hnsnrachel 

: I live a transatlantic life. By which, I mean I currently spend about half the year just north of London, England, and the other half in Los Angeles, CA.

I write
: Screenplays, TV scripts, prose

: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, some Comedy

: Memento is a particular favorite screenplay - I love non-linear style. I'm also a big fan of Joss Whedon, who taught me a whole lot of what I know about writing, and Jane Espenson, who may be one of the funniest writers ever.

Currently working on
: A screenplay in that non-linear form I enjoy, a television pilot, and a 30 Rock spec script. Plus, a ton of fan fiction, just for the fun of it.

Other interests
: Reading, politics, soccer, traveling, guitar and drums.

Anything else?
: Despite those other interests, writing is my life. Really.




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