I think the phrase "writing horror comes easy to me" pisses people off and I really can't figure out why ?? I look at it differently then most people I guess I'm not sitting at my desk trying to create the next great screenplay, I'm not writing to win any screenplay contests, that's not to say I'm not writing the best I can because I am what I mean is I write what I know and what I'm passionate about and that's horror scripts / screenplays . It's not exactly fuckin' rocket science people , come on lighten the fuck up already!
Who is mortis ...
Horror is fun to write because I can take all the sick, twisted, fucked up things I wish I could do to people and put them on paper and it's 100% legal I can kill 10 people in a 90 minute movie and I don't go to jail, see the beauty in it now ??
You can't argue with a fact ...
Now people seem to think that I went right into writing the script for Sins of Man without doing any leg work and that's not true at all, I did a ton of leg work, research and planning out the characters, the story, the killer and the backstory that goes along with the character, I wrote out all the kills first and built the rest of the script around them. I wrote all three first drafts so quickly because I was driven, passionate about the subject matter and had a complete story in mind.
helping other writers ....
I'm really a humble person and I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging when I say I have written three scripts in less then 30 days, I know many of you feel that is bragging but again I wrote the first drafts of the Sins of Man Trilogy in less then 30 days and no it honestly wasn't that hard, because I had a plan from the beginning of Rise of Mortis to the end of Sins of Man III .
I follow the same process when ever I write a new script because it works for me, if it doesn't work for you, I can't help that, can I ?? I know what works from me and what doesn't and I'm successful with my way of doing things because I'm working on my second film Sins of Man II : Vengeance.
As far as people being pissed off because I say out loud the writing horror comes easy to me, that's really your problem, not mine. I put alot of effort into my work, I know what works and what doesn't and I don't spend alot of time looking over things. I write what I'm passionate about and if that's stabbing the shit outta people that's what I'm going to write .
That's not saying that writers that take weeks, months or even years working on a single script aren't putting out great screenplays because you are and I give you credit for your work, all I'm saying is that I put alot of effort in a short amount of time and turn out screenplays that are screen ready and not everyone could do that.
Yes I do alot of rewrites and I have never said I'm a perfect writer because there is simply no such thing, but 9 times out of 10 a rewrite for me isn't a complete rewrite and is something that occurs because of an actor leaving the project so we have to remove their character from the script completely or because we cut a character from the story. I never do unneeded rewrites and I try to keep them to a minimum.
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)