This isn't quite a whole movie, but it's a sort of preview. This will probably be the longest entry I've posted, but you might find yourself reading more things written in the style of a screenplay more often.
So U Think U Can Write?
[Crowd of 20 somethings shown sitting in a classroom, writing in notebooks.]
[in voice over]
In a class of some of the best young writers in
[Fade into an office with STAN and an older person, INSTRUCTOR. STAN is seated, while the INSTRUCTOR is standing and reading from a notebook.]
You think this is good? You waste my time with this… this garbage? You’ll never get published with that. Do you even want this? You have to want this. Do you want this…?
[Fade into a bookstore coffee shop. STAN is seated at a table by himself, three other 20 somethings are together, with coffee drinks.]
[ANGLE ON bookstore façade. QUICK CUT to STAN.]
Where the only thing that flashes as bright as the talent…
[ANGLE ON ERIN, TOM and VICKY. ERIN and TOM are clearly together.]
[looking at STAN]
He writes so well, but with his reckless attitude, he’ll never last in this career.
Some people just aren’t cut out for this.
I think you’re jealous, Tom.
…are the egos.
[ANGLE ON TOM, ERIN and VICKY at the bar of the coffee shop.]
I killed! It was perfect.
[kissing Tom on the cheek]
Wonderful job, Tom.
[STAN approaches to pick up a tea and cookie.]
What did you think, Stan?
I really liked it. It was a little heavy on alliteration, though.
[TOM aggressively knocks the mug out of STAN’s hand.]
Too much alliteration? I didn’t see you up there, Tennessee Williams. You want a go, with me Oscar Wilde? I’m gonna shove your head so far up your ass you’ll be a walking enjambment!
Guys, no! Don’t hurt him Tom!
This is the time…
[ANGLE ON VICKY talking to STAN]
You know she loves you, right?
Why should I care about that? She’s with Tom now.
Yeah, well she shouldn’t be. He’s a jerk. And he’s been saying that he doesn’t think you’ll ever get published. He said he’s not even sure you should call yourself a writer anymore. Are you gonna let him talk about you like that and get the girl?
Give me a damn pen.
[ANGLE ON ERIN and STAN]
…when you have to ask yourself…
[They go in to kiss but fades out in a way to make it seem unclear if they actually do.]
[ANGLE ON TOM, VICKY, ERIN and STAN in the coffee shop.]
One simple question:
[yelling at STAN]
I know about you two! This should be settled the way men do this! On paper! See you Friday at the reading you lousy pulp writer!
[Fade out to title: So You Think You Can Write?]
So You Think You Can Write?