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It's not all just stories you know. Some people write sermons, laws, instruction manuals, guide books, seed catalogues, advertising slogans and more, and nary a story among them
I usually figure out the ending early on and blurt it out...which really pisses him off.
This is interesting. Do you happen to watch a lot of movies, or would you say this is something you pull off naturally?
I don't watch that many movies. But I have a very analytical mind, so looking for clues is something I do naturally.
Ah. I ask because figuring out movie endings is something more of a trait an experienced movie watcher has. It's not something you can easily acquire just by reading tons of books, or winning the Nobel for a book you've written, when watching film consistently isn't your thing.
Ah yes, but I am an auditor by profession, so I think that gives me an edge.
You stated that you use your analytical mind though.
I am sure you must be a very busy person working for the government as a writer, and working in one of the most demanding jobs in the film industry. Good luck.
Yes, I hold a CPA designation, and as an auditor I analyze things.
I am currently only on a temporary contract for the government writing training materials for financial staff and other staff involved with policy and controls. The scripts I speak of are for training videos, not full-blown movie scripts. Perhaps the word script caused the confusion, but that's what we call them. I don't work in the film industry.
Thanks for asking.
EDIT: When I said "early on", I meant earlier than the very ending...not early on in the movie. Perhaps that was confusing also. Words can get in the way.
So, you don't have an edge after all. If you don't work auditing in the film business, not sure your auditing for something else would be relevant here.
I wasn't confused. But any hoo.