Posted by Gayle on May 03, 1999 at 10:43:12:
In Reply to: Re: And, Speaking of DDL ... posted by Chris on May 01, 1999 at 10:29:25:
: : Chris,
: : Since you plan to write a sequel, read the last few pages of The Deerslayer first, where Cooper talks about Chingachgook and Hawkeye in the years between Deerslayer and LOTM. Then, if it sounds good, you can read the book for background on the characters and what leads up to their situation at the end. As for historical knowledge, that's never stopped a novel or script writer before. After all, what you are after is to write a good story, not to win a history professorship at the University of Virginia. I think it would be all sorts of fun and a very interesting story. Just claim artistic license and go for it!
: : Gayle
: Hi Gayle,
: OK. Are we talking novel or movie script here? It makes a huge difference in the structure.
You were originally talking script, but somehow, to me, a story has to be the starting place, and I think of that in terms of a novel. I guess for a script, you would more or less draft the story line, rather than writing it in full, and then the result would depend on the input and talent of the actors who developed the roles. I don't know - is that how it works?
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