Sadie Francis Skyheart

Comic. Screenwriter. Author.

Monthly Writing Prompt

For my 2020 monthly writing prompt, I use the game PITCH STORM (by the makers of Final Draft screenwriting software) to draw one “character” card, one “plot” card, and one “notes” card–things that a studio exec might say in the middle of my insane pitch. Finally, I set a timer for 45 seconds and write the pitch based on these cards.

February 2020

Character:

A huge jock that just wants to be a ballerina…

Plot:

…makes a selfish wish in a demonic wishing well.

PITCH:
A huge jock secretly wants to be a ballerina, but his rich parents hate the idea so he runs away to a haunted forest and discovers a wishing well, where he wishes he can control his own destiny, not knowing the well is demonic and his parents will die.

Notes:

We need to cast Donald Trump as the protagonist. Sorry.

Okay, Seriously? The timing…I mean, he gave the SOTU tonight. I swear, of the entire deck, this is the card I drew! Please know this is NOT a political post.
All in good fun!

NEW PITCH:
A YUGE jock secretly wants to–believe ME–having rich parents isn’t everything, and a YUGE thing happened, so I put my name on the wishing well and badda boom badda bing, my parents? SAD. And now I control how many wishes people can get–more than anyone has before–which is YUGE, and–hey, have you seen me plié?–Believe ME, everybody’s gonna be talking about how great I am at standing on my tippy toes.

I’m posting this against my better judgment, and I’m leaving the comments turned off. LOL ~Sadie

January 2020

Bonus material:

The time I caused a Rube Goldberg-like water spill on TV
The time I was trapped under a piano

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