by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) You know the Second Act Blues, don’t you? That’s what you get when you’re deep into a script you’ve been working on for awhile – let’s say you’re on page 55 – and it all starts to fall apart. Your protagonist loses her drive. You lose your confidence. Your fingers can’t... Continue Reading →
by Fin Wheeler From time to time every writer is paralyzed by an inability to put pen to paper. Identify what sort of blockage you have and why you have it, and you’re more than halfway to remedying the situation. Act One is A Mess You finished your first draft, put it aside for a... Continue Reading →
by Fin Wheeler From time to time every writer is paralyzed by an inability to put pen to paper. Identify what sort of blockage you have, and why you have it, and you’re more than halfway to remedying the situation. No Original Ideas Every time you pitch your latest idea to a friend, they correctly name... Continue Reading →
Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write. If all feels hopeless, if that famous 'inspiration' will not come, write. If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
There's no such thing as writer's block. That was invented by people in California who couldn't write.
Here are over 300 writing prompts to get you writing. They won't all lead you to your next big idea, but they'll get you writing, and that's always the first step.
A good friend over at Treasure LA shared this ridiculous article with me. In it, Kathy Benjamin offers up seven film examples of how to deal with writer's block.
I don’t believe in writers’ block. Plumbers don’t get plumbers’ block. Why should writing be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working.
This article out of Script Magazine by Pen Densham offers practical advice for getting past that wall standing between you and your next great scene.
Usually when you have a block, It's because you've lost the motor of the story.