Just a few words of encouragement today. Every day you put in work is a good day. Whether or not your writing comes out the way you want doesn't matter as much as the fact that you have created something. You can worry about the details later. For now, just write something.
This is when the truth comes out. It may not be pretty or perfect, but it always feels right. You can schedule to write from 9 - 5, Monday through Friday. You can create the most perfect outline, and fill it in piece by piece. These things work, but when true inspiration takes over, and … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Walt Whitman
Yesterday was about comedies, and today is about drama. My personal goal as a writer of science fiction is not to show what the world will be, but what the world can be. I can show the best, and the worst of what's to come. That's an incredibly powerful thing. Writers have this tremendous power … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Woody Allen
"In England, I am a horror movie director. In Germany, I am a filmmaker. In the US, I am a bum." – John Carpenter John Carpenter is most well-known for the "Halloween" series and "Escape From New York," but he has a long list of scripts he's written. There are two sayings about audiences. One … Continue reading Quote of the Day – John Carpenter
“I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it—if my work has anything it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together….I steal from everything. Great artists steal, they don’t do homages.” Two-time Oscar wining screenwriter Quentin Tarantino Empire, November 1994 It's hard to come up with original … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Quentin Tarantino
Today is a good day. Let's not talk about the bad days...
This blog is focused on inspiration, and that applies to all types of writers, whether they've made it or not. When you're put under the limelight things can change, especially if you write a hit. A lot of writers don't know what to do in this scenario, or they don't know how to react. It … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Damon Lindelof
If you want to be a knight, then be a knight. As crazy as that sounds, it's what my favorite book, "Don Quixote," is about. In a time when knight's are no more, an old man snaps and suddenly believes he is a knight in shining armor. The whole world transforms around him. Windmills are … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote)
I hear that one of the biggest rules in writing is "show, don't tell." Don't tell us "Jake has a crush on Jenny." Show us, "For the whole class period, Jake has been staring at Jenny from across the classroom. Every time she looks his way his heart leaps, he buries his head into his … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Anton Chekov
"If you don’t write your own stuff no one is going to write it for you. The chances of someone wanting to take a blind shot for you… it’s not going to happen. No one would have ever have written Master of None for me. I had to do it myself." Here's another dedication to … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Aziz Ansari