... And then he threw the list in the trash and played video games for the rest of the day. He kept playing video games, and never actually got to his thesis. He dropped out of college and became a janitor at an elementary school. He still had a little time for video games in the evenings, … Continue reading Friday Fun – Last Thing On The List
Anyone else find this painfully accurate? Luckily, we have a strict "No Procrastination" rule here at theOffice. Happy Friday and have a creative weekend!
Encouragement from a community of writers. Coffee. Holding ourselves accountable. Watching a habit form. An idea that we're really, really excited about. The impending deadline of incredible awards and fellowships. Getting really positive feedback from someone who's opinion we respect. Getting really negative feedback and writing just to prove that harsh criticism won't stop us. Being surrounded by … Continue reading What Makes Writers Write?
From Lifehacker, Brad Isaac shares the productivity advice Jerry Seinfeld gave him years ago: "[Seinfeld] said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique … Continue reading Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Tool
"Recently I was talking to a writer who described something she did whenever she moved to her writing table. I don’t remember exactly what the gesture was—there is something on her desk that she touches before she hits the computer keyboard—but we began to talk about little rituals that one goes through before beginning to … Continue reading Toni Morrison on Writing Rituals
Here are some of the best quote's from Steven Pressfield's excellent book, The War of Art. “If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” “Are you paralyzed … Continue reading The War of Art
1. Proceed slowly and take care. 2. To ensure that you proceed slowly, write by hand. 3. Write slowly and by hand only about subjects that interest you. 4. Develop craftsmanship through years of wide reading. 5. Rewrite and edit until you achieve the most felicitous phrase/sentence/paragraph/page/story/chapter. Source.
We are so excited to be launching our brand new website. For those of you who have recently started reading this blog and/or following us, here is some information on who we are. We're a coworking space that caters to writers, so naturally we wanted to start a blog with the same intention. We hope you've been … Continue reading Brand New Website!
"The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist. ” Kurt Vonnegut, … Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut, Quote of the Day
One of the best things an aspiring screenwriter can do is critically read scripts. It's also fun to see what your favorite movies looked like on the page, or in earlier drafts. So whether you read them for entertainment or educational purposes, here are a few resources that offer tons of TV & Film screenplays. 1. The Drexel … Continue reading Tons & Tons of Scripts