Tuesday, November 14, 2006

REASONS NOT TO WRITE

Before I write I have too...Make the bed, watch porn, work out what the frak the Cylon's plan actually is, write a blog post, watch the simpsons movie trailer, watch the illegal spidey 3 trailer, make a cup of tea, read Danny Stack's blog, read the paper, go rowing, go to the gym, go climbing, have a lemsip, wait 4 hours for another lemsip, bitch about the fact that Lemsip doesn't work, Look Lemsip up on Wikipedia, Find out the poet laureate uses Lemsip to write, Sue Lemsip, be too tired to write from work, replace a lightbulb, watch spooks, wonder when the lead bloke from spooks is going to bail, read up on movie news, figure out what DVD's im going to buy next, Fall asleep, come up with a list of shit to do that prevents me from writing again, tidy the bedroom, tidy the living room, tidy the kitchen, watch porn, make a cup of tea.

Sound familiar? Or you could come to terms with your fear and desire and put some words on the frakking page. It's going to be crap so what. It's a learning experience, it doesn't even have to be about the script instead take half an hour to research, ask the big plot/character questions, look for inconsistancies, ditch scenes, structure your story, look at your character bios, work out your themes.

They'll always be a reason not too write, every screenwriter knows this. Just be brave and try to spend some time on your script everyday, no matter what, the more you put in the more you get out.

WHATS IN MY DVD PLAYER TONIGHT: The Bourne Supremacy (Beast of a movie)
WHERE I AM IN MY SCRIPT: Deciding whether or not my character should be mute

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