Day 13: How to break down those an open ended aim into more manageable tasks

What I was doing was… Researching venues and finding for my one man show and asking friends for some feedback on the new and improved concept, all the while procrastinating. Got a shortlist of suitable venues, some next steps to consider about funding and hopefully some thoughts from chums at some point. I found it helpful to break these open ended researching tasks into sub questions which I can use

Day 12: How to help yourself write when you can’t be bothered

What I was doing was… Spent an hour exploring character and world for my screenplay (despite getting to it late in the day and feeling like I CAN’T BE ARSED). Found out some family and childhood related stuff about my main character. Broke it into two half hour chunks and used a phone timer to make it more manageable (aren’t you proud Writers’ HQ?????) Feeling a bit tired but glad

Day 11: How to write two pages in 20 minutes

What I was doing was… Scribbling for 20 minutes before going to work, exploring a little where my one of my screenplay story’s antagonists is coming from. Wrote a couple of pages and had a few little insights. The discovery questions in the book I’m reading by L.A. Writers’ Lab I’m finding really helpful in peering into places I otherwise would not have thought to look -a lot about values

Day 10: How to help ground your main character’s arc in something bigger

What I was doing was… Writing a bit before work on how my screenplay main character essentially changes by the end of the story. Came up with some ideas how this would manifest in herself and in her relationships. The central theme work I did last week was a helpful jumping off point for this -because it should be related! Not feeling super buzzed about it, it’s feeling so-so and

Day 9: How to free yourself up to write what you really want to say

What I was doing was… Drafting a new blurb on what my one man show is about. Wrote out something that seems closer to the truth and I even said out loud (to myself) “that’s it! That’s the show!” I’d decided to put on some pop tunes and brainstorm instead of going straight into torturous wordsmithing, and I had given myself permission to be as honest as possible. I have