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“I started working with my screenplay mentor last week, and after our second meeting I have some real structure (or “scaffolding” as he referred to it) to build my story on. I feel like I have found a wonderful guiding voice that is encouraging me to develop my story without suggesting anything explicit, so the ideas are coming from me- I guess I really needed someone who would help to keep me on task, especially as I have no practice or understanding of what it means to undertake this task of writing a screenplay. I’m finally feeling like my work can become a riveting story without me (I’d been considering scrapping my idea for something more conventional). He also pointed me in the direction of other non-traditional stories that have parallels to my concept. We discussed how to incorporate archetypes and other storylines without unnecessary explanation.”