To begin 2018, and in preparation for the writer’s room beginning in March, you are all to read The Forgotten Florida Suspense Series: Books 1-4. You should also read books 5-7 in the series. If you can purchase them all as a kindle option, they are super cheap. Right now they are on sale as book 8 is about to come out.
We aren’t going to adapt this series, but it’s the best way to put you in the panhandle, to experience the area, and to understand the type of culture we are going to write about in season 3. We’re looking to create something edgier, but this is a great case study for how each episode can be self contained, yet set up something bigger for the future – character arcs, story arcs, season arcs.
The next planned meeting isn’t until mid-to-late March. Date TBD.
YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS TO READ THESE 7-8 BOOKS.
Create a one page pitch for each book (episode), including a logline.
Create a one paragraph character profile for all main characters in each book – no physical descriptions – who he or she is, what he or she wants, and what this person will do to get it.
Create a one page pitch for the series, including main character and story arcs. Basically a one page synopsis, but it should be fun and compelling.
These 3 assignments should reflect the tone and style of the books themselves.
YOU WILL BRING PRINTED COPIES TO CLASS.
Email the finished work to email@example.com.
Be prepared in class to pitch and discuss.