Writing can be a lonely job. But, there are occasions, when it doesn’t have to be – when you can count on gifted individuals who can lend you the creative support you need to make your script that much better. I’m talking about the unsung heroes: the idea board bouncers, the pitch spinners, the story breakers, the readers, the revisers, the polishers, and the critiquers…
After completing a first draft of any script, I always read it aloud to Bubba and Lulu. They are, without a doubt, my toughest critics. Bubba is a stickler for dynamic act outs while Lulu is all over the teases and tags. Also, anything that smells like beef.
Writer’s Block is nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to the best of us. And, when it happens to me, I prefer to set the script aside for a while and revisit it later, with fresh eyes. Or just hand it over to Lulu who will often stay up into the wee hours, fine-tuning dialogue.
Defend your vision, but don’t be overly precious with your ideas. A good editor will let you know when you’re getting in the way of your own writing. Often with a look. See above.
Well, it may have been Saturday but SOME people were very busy at work. I’m not referring to me of course but to the cast crew, photographer and his crew, Ivon Bartok, and Grand Overseer/Executive Producer Vanessa Piazza who were on set today for the Dark Matter gallery shoot. I dropped by and caught a brief glimpse of some of the work-in-progress. Beautiful shots.
Pictured above, the newest member of our ragtag crew – that lovable rogue Domantre Von Suavington the Third. Quick! Update the wiki page!