Day 24: How to use ‘the most’ to explode the world of your story

What I was doing was… More exploring of the world of my screenplay this rainy morning, in particular the essential qualities of the world my characters might live in. I wrote a bunch of interesting ‘what if’ ideas about rules that could effect the way characters act or experience reality. I exploded the qualities I described yesterday by asking myself one simple question: what is the most version of this?

Day 23: How to be both grounded and open in exploring the world of your story

What I was doing was… Simply spending 15 minutes free writing to explore the world of my screenplay. Ended up writing about tome and the nature of the heightened reality of the story based on turning up the dials on things from my own experience. What helped was posing myself a question to kickstart the writing (in this case: what does it feel like to live in this world?) and

Day 22: How to help drag yourself out of a self-motivation black hole

What I was doing was… Developing my thinking on a funding proposal for my one man show and continuing to brainstorm around the concept. Barely got anywhere with the proposal the had to drag myself to what ended up being an energised brainstorming session. I saw that my intentions for the work I see aren’t clear enough yet so I wrote a vomit-stream in plain terms about what I know

Day 21: How to help create a manageable plan for using feedback to redraft your work

What I was doing was… Spending some time at Writers’ HQ creating a plan for the next draft of my play, based on the feedback and insights I’ve had over the past month since completing the previous draft. What I now have is a table of themes, from high level what-is-the-play-about, to structure, world and character and the questions I need to answer, then a second table of the more

Day 20: How to simplify making sense of loads of feedback and finding a way forward

What I was doing was… Reviewing the remaining bits of feedback on my play draft today, looking over notes and listening back to the recording of the conversation. I now have a looooooong list of feedback points and the questions they raise for me and some thoughts about the next step in the process. What helped the general freak out about holding all this stuff was creating some questions I