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?
What I was doing was… 15 minutes more of exploring my screenplay characters’ secrets. Wrote a couple of sides about their secret shame (some seemingly trivial and not so trivial -but really is anything trivial when it comes to shame??) a neat inversion given I’ve been thinking about the theme of pride. To help energise and inspire the writing, for each character writing sprint I played music from the decade
What I was doing was… 15 minutes writing after muesli and before leaving for the office, exploring what are my screenplay characters’ deepest darkest secrets? Wow and there’s some pretty shady shit going on with those people, vomit, deception, theft, odd sex, forced captivity. It helped being uninhibited and taking a ‘fuck it’ attitude, almost daring myself to write the unwritable and to not get at all hung up on
Spent a nugget of time exploring some of my screenplay main character’s deep feelings and beliefs. Wrote speedy pages about what pisses her off and what breaks her heart (now my hand aches). It helped aiming some good prompts at imagining her at work, a place based somewhere I’ve been -it grounded it in something real. Wondering if this stuff is creating complexities or just contradictions in what I think
What I Did Was… Working on a screenplay for a film I want to make, trying to distill the idea and my main character’s want into one word. Wrote a couple of pages and arrived at a word I did not expect. This was a helpful exercise I took from a book by L.A. Writer’s Lab , to which I additionally asked ‘why?’ until I ultimately got to ‘because that’s