Day 287: How to leave the window open for inspiration on another project to get in

What I was doing was… Had vague intentions of doing some work on the novel today. Quite unexpectedly I ended up coming up with a revised plot for the next draft of a screenplay I’ve been working on (forever). When I sat down to write my morning pages (in the evening) I had the urge (probably because it’s not what I ‘should’ be doing) to write about these other characters

Day 278: How to escape by going in circles

What I was doing was… Ejecting on any expectations of the day. Ended up walking then doodling story circles (see: Dan Harmon) for that screenplay project I pick up and put down every now and again. Lockdown blah blah is getting to me this week, feeling constricted by it all and have the urge to escape somehow. Feeling marginally better and hopeful that making space for the experience will mean

Day 26: How to guide your writing towards possibilities… and know if you’re on the right track

What I was doing was… Zeroing in on what my screenplay protagonist most wants and having a go at defining their character arc. Ended up with something that doesn’t neatly chime with the theme I landed on earlier, but wrote a whole bunch of stuff about the possible rules and tone of the world with reference to other films (Labyrinth meets Andrea Arnold anyone?) It helped to follow my thoughts