I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that this works for more than just improv and writing, it works pretty well in life too.
I want to thank each and every person for every bit of it because I’m going to do my best to weave all those strands of emotion and experience into something wonderful.
What can I do in the coming month to help you say “yes, and” yourselves? Do you want a reader/editor for a story/script/article? Someone to look over a project plan/idea? An extra/actor in that short film you’re not sure how to cast to get going?
Find the core of your scene and build around it, don’t panic and have plagues of locusts fly in just because it feels “too small.”
Dear Ms. Rowling,
Stay in and rent a classic horror film instead, and if you really need to leave the house give bowling a try before you consider seeing this.
Who we are to the world- not just who we are trying to be.
If there’s anything that starts to weigh us down it’s the potential of things that might or could have been, but aren’t. I think those are the living ghosts we can be haunted by that keep us up at night no matter how good things are.
Stories with women that are just set dressing or targets for the male protagonists are worthless. Flesh her out. Give her agency and goals of her own.
That is what this book is for me. It’s a silly story about a man who accidentally makes a movie, but along the way he, and hopefully I in writing it, will break, edit, delete and rewrite the articles above into something simpler, something elegant.