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April 23, 2008

My Office Spec

We went through my Office beat sheet in class tonight and it was very well received. In general the note from my instructor was that Dwight was too passive in his story line, and he's right. But overall people really thought I nailed the tone of the Office and it was really funny. So hurray for me.

I'm having a hard time getting through the Tovenray story right now for some reason. But I'm 19 pages in, and I think I like what I've written so far, at least for a first draft. I really dig a lot of the story, though.

Posted by jason on April 23, 2008 03:15 AM


It seems like you have most of the story outlined, so why it is hard exactly? It seems like it would write itself.

Posted by: Anonymous on April 23, 2008 01:15 PM

the hardest part quite honestly is that much of what I'm writing just simply isn't working for my instructor so his voice is kind of in my head while I'm writing. Plus the fact that my comedy spec stuff is always due on Saturday by midnight so I work on that up front and don't really get to the Tovenray script until early in the week and I already feel behind. I just have some things to overcome. It's actually very hard for me to have my pages commented on while the writing is still in progress. I'd rather have the first draft done and then get people's feedback on it so I can write a second draft and third draft. I feel like my story and characters can't help but feel like they're meandering if I'm getting 9 sets of notes all along while I'm still feeling it all out myself. But I'll get through it all ok.

Posted by: jason on April 23, 2008 10:30 PM

seems like you need to believe in yourself even while taking in the criticism that is helpful, Is it possible your instructor is not of the spiderwick/harry potter/narnia vein?

Posted by: jonathan on April 23, 2008 11:19 PM

beat sheet... I am uncomfortable with this piece of bedding.

Posted by: Anonymous on April 24, 2008 11:17 AM

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