Kafka’s Diaries: a Testament to the Pain of Not Writing and Showing Up Anyway For every writer that parades claiming he writes 3,000 words every day, there is an army of writers struggling most of the time to even write one word on the page, let alone be happy with it. Matt Haig’s tweet about […]
Writing is Rewriting: Paul Haggis System to Organise his Drafts When you start writing your “first draft”, things are pretty clear, you write your first draft. But what qualifies as a second draft? How many changes mean that it’s a new draft, versus just a tweak? Over time, you realize that your first draft was […]
Two Writing Prompts Cheryl Strayed Uses to Unlock Inspiration Once you get introduced to Cheryl Strayed’ story, it’s hard not to want to know more. Strayed is an American writer who has patiently been working her way up to public acclaim and financial stability, after years of hard choices and struggle, living the writer’s life without […]
Ben Wheatley’s 90 Bits Writing Technique to Greenlit His Next Screenplay Nothing fascinates me more than the creative process. Just like Daily Rituals change from one person to another, none of them might work for you to the dot. But reading about how others go about it has been a liberating source of inspiration tailor […]
Brené Brown on Dealing with the Darkness During the Creative Process whether You’ve Had Success or Not
Researcher and Storyteller Brené Brown has been an inspiration for millions since she her TED Talk made her web-famous a few years ago. I’ve often recommend her work, her speech at 99U is one that had a major impact on how I receive feedback, and her conversation with Tim Ferriss is one I highly recommend. In […]
Is your reaction yours, or are you reacting the way you do because you’re mimicking something you saw over and over in movies and on TV? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for over 15 years now, right after I witnessed a friend reacting to his own life the way Dawson from Dawson’s […]
How do I get an agent? When you want to work as a screenwriter or filmmaker over decades, the only way to do so is to get an agent. But how? [pullquote]”If it’s not from someone I know, or I can tell that it’s fake, automatic delete.”[/pullquote] Things are different from England to the United […]
Sam Esmail is the creator and showrunner of one of my favorite Show from 2015: Mr. Robot. But before getting the green light and a budget from USA Network to explore his dystopian-ish world, Esmail was branded an indie filmmaker; he had one feature film on his resume, Comet, that played in Festivals, got some […]
Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash(es) has become a case study on the site, because of the pace at which Chazelle released the short and feature (one year appart), and the accolades both formats received from the most powerful gatekeepers in indie and mainstream filmmaking (Sundance and the Academy). Last year, I wrote about the three lessons we can learn […]
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