With the change of times, script writing becomes more unpredictable. Online novels become more and more prevalent. Forum-based serial stories are made into movies. Does that mean anyone can be a script writer?
Many people hold misconception about creative arts. They like to abandon all the rules and guidelines, searching for the “new form of arts.” However, many times it comes out not “new” but peculiar. The traditional writing techniques practiced for all these years have its reason. As a painter who master in abstract drawing spent years on practicing sketching, learning all the ratios and specifications. The abstract drawing is not only an idea, but a digestion of thoughts, techniques and experience. As the old saying, “Rome was not built in one day,” new learners should acquire more knowledge and keep on practicing.
Some people suggest there is no formula to a successful writing. The right way is to choose one that you feel most comfortable with. However, as we mentioned above, even how good a writer is, if he/she does not have a strong cultural background, the quality of his/her work will be hard to sustain. In fact, different colleges in Hong Kong offer professional courses for those who interested in script-writing. Students should make use of these opportunities to better equip themselves.Interested in this industry?