02 June, 2009

Ideas Week: "Finding the Inspiration to Write a Screenplay"



Candace Kearns Read, Suite 101

"There are many different kinds of writers – some write fast, some write slowly. Some write early, some write late. Some write easily, and others have a more difficult time. Regardless of individual writing styles, all writers need to find inspiration. The following five strategies should serve as a basic overview of effective techniques for stimulating the right brain, where creativity is housed, and getting in the zone quickly.

Break a Sweat Beforehand

Set the Mood With Music

Try Free Writing

Be an Early Bird

Write Every Day "



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4 comments:

English Dave said...

''The following five strategies should serve as a basic overview of effective techniques for stimulating the right brain, where creativity is housed, and getting in the zone quickly.

Break a Sweat Beforehand

Set the Mood With Music

Try Free Writing

Be an Early Bird

Write Every Day "

Alternatively you could think that this is a load of piss and you would be quite right. Here are five rules on how to be a pro writer.

Have a great idea.

Sit down and write. Keep doing it 'til you get it right.

If you have kids they'll always tell you that listening to music helps them study. Don't believe them.

Have a great idea. [there are only 4 rules]

Robin Kelly said...

OK, fair enough. But if someone is struggling with getting a great idea in the first place perhaps a change of routine or trying something different may help in some way.

DS said...

My inspiration comes from watching films and television shows that fit my sensibility. My new TV script idea -- and it's a good one -- comes from watching a TV show and a magazine article. My advice is this: READ anything and everything you can get on your hands on.

Robin Kelly said...

Dee, I agree. I just come across this quote.

"If you would be a writer, first be a reader. Only through the assimilation of ideas, thoughts and philosophies can one begin to focus his own ideas, thoughts and philosophies." Allan W. Eckert