Having tracked down and conversed with another scriptwriter grooving around here, I'm starting to think that there are more around here than one would imagine.
So this is a call to bring the scriptwriters out of the woodwork.
Since doing my Masters (technically a Creative one, but focused mainly on screenplays) I've been all about the scripts. It's kind of strange that it's taken me so long to realise this, seeing as I've always been such a fan of films -- and especially horror -- but up until undergraduate dissertation, I didn't know the first thing about writing them.
I thought this could be a place to share our scriptwriting experiences, available software (I'm a big, big fan of Celtx -- free, and so easy to use), current pieces of work, things we're struggling with, and mainly knowing there are other scriptwriters out there that can help.
I have a fair amount of know-how about scripts -- as with most courses, it was like the lid on my head was tipped open and the information poured in indiscriminately. Chatting earlier made me realise how much I miss talking about them! However, having only started getting into it all in the last year and a half or so, I'm still trying to piece it all together to write and chisel out a completed script. I also don't have any actual hands-on experience, and with the industry in general. I'm pretty sure there are some people out there *cough* Boneman *cough* who have, though, and I'd be very interested to hear about their experiences! *hint, hint*
Currently I am still trying to find the perfect idea for my inevitable horror script. I have a ghost-based script that I wrote for my dissertation that I should really go back to. I found Paranormal Activity to be a brilliantly made film -- so subtle, but so scary because of it, no over-the-top crap that Hollywood cranks out -- and would love to create something like that.