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Writing for the Medium Entertainment is a major focus in our society Nothing can interest us more than watching a good movie television show or a great comic book Many people have interests outside of these mediums but you would have to go pretty far to find someone who has not seen a fictional work in the visual form At one time I thought that television shows and movies worked straight from books in novel form I was wrong They could start out in novel form but they end up in screenplay form When I thought of screenplays I always thought of actual plays that are performed on stage But if you wish to write for movies television and comic books you must also think and write in the form of screenplays Screenplays are very much different than novel writing In a typical novel you can have up to 400 pages in which to read In a screenplay the text is very compact and you can read as little as 100 pages The main idea behind screenplays is to combine dialogue and images This can also be done in a novel format but in a screenplay the two are separated distinctly When discovering the format of the screenplay I found myself thinking that it would be possible to write many ideas I have in a short amount of time In a novel I would concentrate on too many details When I read a novel I wish it to move along in a fast pace And sometimes the novel goes off in too many directions and it is hard to stay focused If it was not for a class assigning a certain book to read I probably would not even bother picking it up unless the subject of the book really interested me In most commercial book stores the top ten books in
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