Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
smashed glass, a photo by Laura A on Flickr.
Yesterday I saw a nice post on the Write to Done blog, about recovering from writing burn out.
After a quick breakdown of the causes and symptoms, there are some nice tips for 'enjoyable writing.'
These range from cleaning your desk, chilling out and reading books on writing to diet and exercise changes.
I quite like a few of the ideas, and feel rather drawn to the idea of Free Writing: "If you want to enjoy writing, learn to write for yourself. Find pleasure in your writing, challenge yourself. The purpose of free-writing is to express yourself for your eyes only. It’s very liberating."
I can be terrible at taking 'down time' and find myself plagued by headaches and tiredness when I don't rest enough. Definitely going to follow a few of the ideas here next time I feel myself moping!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So far, my Script Frenzy project has been a combination of a success and a bust.
A success in that I've spent time in the evenings, weekends and on my lunchbreak writing away, but a bust as it's not been a frenzy at all, rather a few pages here and there.
I've managed about 30 pages so far, which isn't much, but I'm happy with the story. I have friday off for the ruddy Royal Wedding, along with a bank holiday Monday, so I have decided to extend the project by a few days and attempt to get this initial draft finished - in more of an actual frenzy.
Picture is of the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, on my walk to work. It's been a mixed bag weather wise here over the weekend, but beautiful sunshine today.
Friday, April 01, 2011
From the Script Frenzy website:
The 5 Basic Rules of Script Frenzy
- To be crowned an official Script Frenzy winner, you must write a script (or multiple scripts) of at least 100 total pages and verify this tally on ScriptFrenzy.org.
- You may write individually or with a partner. Writing teams will have a 100-page total goal for their co-written script or scripts.
- Scriptwriting may begin no earlier than 12:00:01 AM on April 1 and must cease no later than 11:59:59 PM on April 30, local time.
- You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book and graphic novel scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script your heart desires.
- You must, at some point, have ridiculous amounts of fun.
Anyone else doing Script Frenzy? I see Adaddinsane and Paul Campbell are. If so, you can find me on the Script Frenzy website under LauraAnderson.