We’re two months into 2016 and I’m finding myself in the midst of idea overload. It feels like every other day I come up with some awesome new idea for…

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Filmmaking Screenwriting

Lookbooks have become an incredibly important part of pitching a film to potential partners, cast, producers, financiers, and anyone else involved in the indie film industry. It’s a visual representation…

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Screenwriting

I know I’ve written in the past about how I write novels (and novellas), but the process of writing a screenplay is quite a bit different, for me at least.…

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Screenwriting

Music has always been an integral part of my creative process. I’ve gotten more than a few story ideas from song lyrics. And whenever I start on a new project, I come up with a playlist of sorts that I use to get me in the mood to write. Usually, these are the songs I listen to while I’m in the shower (’cause that’s also where I get my best ideas). I’ll listen to the same eight to ten songs for the entire writing and revising process. Read More Music as Inspiration (and Some News)

Craft

Craft

This happens to me every year. I get close to the start of NaNoWriMo and start to doubt my idea. Despite the fact I’ve done loads of planning and have my idea all sketched out, I start to wonder if it’s the right idea for NaNo. What if I lose momentum on it? What if it bores me? What if it sucks?

Okay, that last one doesn’t usually bother me. There are two reasons for this: I’ve been writing for a long time and while not everything I write is good, I’ve gotten better about not writing stuff that sucks. The other reason is that it’s NaNoWriMo; it’s completely okay if it sucks. Read More NaNoWriMo Countdown: Crisis of Confidence

Craft

Visual stimulation can be a great way to get your creative gears turning. That’s one reason I love looking through photos when I’m brainstorming new story ideas. Every (well, most) Monday, Wednesday and Friday I’ll be posting an image to help inspire other writers.

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Writing Prompts

Visual stimulation can be a great way to get your creative gears turning. That’s one reason I love looking through photos when I’m brainstorming new story ideas. Every (well, most) Monday, Wednesday and Friday I’ll be posting an image to help inspire other writers.

Read More Visual Writing Prompt #104

Writing Prompts

Visual stimulation can be a great way to get your creative gears turning. That’s one reason I love looking through photos when I’m brainstorming new story ideas. Every (well, most) Monday, Wednesday and Friday I’ll be posting an image to help inspire other writers.

Read More Visual Writing Prompt #103

Writing Prompts

Visual stimulation can be a great way to get your creative gears turning. That’s one reason I love looking through photos when I’m brainstorming new story ideas. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I’ll be posting an image to help inspire other writers.

If you’d like to share what the image below inspires you to write, please do so in the comments! Read More Visual Writing Prompt #102

Writing Prompts