“It’s a simple process to turn an old book into a beautiful script,” says Matthew Tressel, a script editor at The Washington Post.
“The first thing is to find a script that you love and know how to work with.
Then, to create the magic that will become the text you see in your mind.”
Tressel says the first step is to figure out what the text is about.
He recommends using a poem or a novel, and then start by writing down the main ideas and emotions.
Then you can write down what it means.
Tressell then suggests adding words, images, or some other embellishments.
This is how he used his book, “The Power of Words,” as a script to rewrite.
“It became the first thing I did on the day I started writing,” Tressell said.
The process can be a little more involved.
For example, Tressels suggests making the word “the” sound different, and using different fonts for different words.
To do that, Terssel suggests finding a font that is both big and small, so that the font is readable across a variety of screen sizes.
“You might have a large font, which is easy to read across a lot of devices, and a small font, but it’s hard to read with a large screen,” Terssell said, adding that you could also make it smaller or larger, depending on what you’re looking for.
Then, he says, it’s time to make the script as bold and as readable as possible.
“We want to have as much of the text as we can,” he said.
To get started, Tarssel suggests starting with one line, and starting with the first word.
“So, we start by adding the word ‘the’ to the first line,” Tarssell said about his book.
Then he adds the word to the end of the word.
And he repeats this process until he has a perfect script.
“That’s how I’m doing it,” he explained.
Tarssel’s process is a little different than other script editors.
For instance, he said he often uses a dictionary to search for words in the script.
The idea is that he will type in a word and then look up the word in the dictionary.
When he finds the word, he will add the word into the script and start typing.
He said that if you can type a lot without pausing, it will be easier to get the script right.
Tierssel said he likes to start with a line that says, “I hope you enjoy it.”
Then, the editor will add a few extra words, to get more words in there.
Tresse says that he’s found that by using an asterisk, like this: “I am not sure,” or this: “[I] love it.”
Tarssell says he does this with all of his scripts, and that it helps him make sure he’s using his words as intended.
“I really want people to feel the words are meant to convey the emotion, not to get them in the way of the story,” Taresse said.
Tarssels said he has found that if he’s writing for younger audiences, or if he writes for kids who are interested in reading, he’ll add a line like, “Don’t worry, you’ll enjoy it.
Just remember, if you do, you will be entertained.”