Script Frenzy is part of the National Novel Month Movement — 100 pages in 30 days is the challenge. Wow! In any case, Chris Baty asked me to write a craft essay for writers, and what I came up with was “The Dreaded Middle.”
… It’s no coincidence that the Doldrums appear in the middle surface of the earth, that my childhood Doldrum mood occurred during the middle of the day, and that perhaps you find your story to be in the Narrative Doldrums in the middle of your screenplay. No movement, no wind, no forward motion.
Okay, so what can we do to get our story out of the Doldrums? Tell you what: I don’t have the only solution, but I have one solution that has worked for me. And it is… http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/node/4030097