Falling out with my Tutor
Deadline for TMA 2 : 02 February 2017 – 7 days from now.
TMA (tutor marked assignment )
EMA ( end of module assignment)
WRAP ( Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
I’m kind of organized. I’ve finally got my tutor speaking to me by email. I think the sun just came out.
I put on my big girl trousers and waved the white flag. I need some of her input on my final EMA project proposal.
She has kindly passed it on to a scriptwriting colleague to look at. I am waiting for a reply.
It would be great to get a reply ……………….. NOW! 😀
Just so I can plan my life and round up the first year of this MA. Nothing Major.
I’m thinking of doing a parody/satire piece (18-minute stage script) based on a society who are afraid of people who don’t believe in superstitions and who don’t take the necessary precautions to make sure that superstitions don’t manifest in their life.
My current draft (being written in my head) focuses on the Main Character as being a bit of a rebel.
Maybe she mocks someone for walking around a ladder and gets cursed?
Then she starts to get extreme symptoms of superstitions she has ignored most of her life.
This has a massive impact on her life, mental state and how people react to her and treat her because of course, society hates dealing with things that we can’t understand ( mental health issues alert).
So, maybe she gets locked away for her own protection and for the protection of others in an asylum for the superstitious dissidents.
Where is this script going? Ah, we need a climax and resolution?
In the asylum, they drug them so that can’t enact their superstitions and cause bedlam (even if they want to or don’t want to)
There is Drug therapy/ECT/CBT therapy – sound familiar?
Maybe an awesome volunteer arrives at Main Characters asylum and introduces the Main character to a way to help herself help herself-
I can use the core values of WRAP for inspiration.
I can make it surreal and the dialogue will be purposeful and amazing and drive the plot and be the action.
It’s going to be fun to do. I have to try and be funny. Something I don’t really do in my writing.
My EMA will (hopefully) still be Act two to my TMA 1 piece – about the homeless couple.
The ending is bittersweet. It needs to be told. I’ve had orders from my characters and they will not shut up.
Okay, so I started TMA 2 with a crime genre then I delved into a drama/love affair betray genre
I’ve strayed into a supernatural genre – without the cliche ghost things I’ve read. I’ve focused on a simple setting and the Main Characters’ character and dialogue of how others describe her as exposition.
The time scale within the piece is set within a 3 week period. My narration/or is in the First point of view.
Plot? I have an unexpected anti-climax reversal. This came about by committing to telling (and show) this characters back story towards the climax resolution of the piece.
At this point, with my MA and with all the other things I’ve got going on in my life, I am going with what feels right for me.
If my tutor hates it- oh well!
Don’t you think it’s just a bit bizarre that for this first year our marks don’t count towards the overall degree?
All we need is a PASS! what?
That doesn’t mean I don’t work like a scared elf on his last strike at work, who got doped up the night before Christmas. I do worry and I do care but I also have a life to live.
I’ve written my commentary explaining why I took the decisions I have done to do write this piece.
Things I’ve focused on
not starting in media res etc…
I’m participating and doing well in the forums. I’m backing up my decisions with a an awesome free Harvard ref app. I’m in love with it.
Posted on Jan 23, 2017, in MY BRAIN -MY THOUGHTS and tagged Different writing techniques, Education OU, Goals, open university, Stage scripts, Write to create, Writing challenges. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.