Writing Never Dies

1As I sit here listening to the song by Christina Perri, A Thousand Years, I am reminded what life is about. All the thoughts that I have had these past weeks have now caught up and I am silent no more. This song has inspired me to write from my heart.

I have had trouble finding my inspiration this week. Looking back at all that occurred I didn’t know how I could even sit and contemplate what to write let alone actually do the writing. But as it turns out a writer is still a writer through the pain. In fact, they are more of a writer than they ever thought they could be.

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The Three Things I Look For…

After reading many, many wonderful (and less than wonderful) screenplays, these are the three most common things I find that need addressing:

  1. A Story and B Story definition
  2. Character development
  3. Too wordy (show don’t tell)

Let me talk about each and you can put these to work in your own script. I reference Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, as the best screenwriting book to follow when defining these terms.  Continue reading

Finally Something to Say

I have debated whether or not to start a blog or restart one on writing. I read so many others and find that I might not have much of interest to say. But today I feel that I might. So here’s to a good try anyways.

I think that those that write are the most amazing people in the world. I think anyone that can create in this world is amazing honestly but writers are a bit closer to me at heart. Continue reading

Inspiration

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)