A Few Videos to Watch During a Break from Writing

This Creative Spark series from the Academy is so fun to watch. You get to see inside the homes and offices of some of the top screenwriters working today, and get a feel for their process and how they approach their writing each day.

It’s nice to see these pros struggle with the same stuff we all do – most commonly, procrastination.

Michael Ardnt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) breaks down how to start you story off on the right foot, based on what he’s learned working for Pixar. With it’s cute animation, use of examples, and concise language, this video makes writing a screenplay seem just a tad less daunting.

If you’re feeling restless or uncomfortable at your desk, but don’t have the time or desire to walk around the block, try this quick yoga routine. You don’t even have to get up from your seat.

The Dialogue is a series of in depth discussions with Hollywood screenwriters. They’re long, informative, and available in full on Youtube. The writers involved are behind some the biggest hits of the past few years (X Men Day of Future Past, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips).

An encouraging quote directly to writers from Ira Glass.

If you can get through a Youtube meditation video without giggling/feeling silly, it can be a nice way to reset before your next writing sprint.