Thursday, July 9, 2009

Life's not about what's better than

I'm using up all my words elsewhere at the moment, the scriptwriting work is incredibly challenging and I am learning so much. It has taken me a while, but for the first time I really understand that to write well you need to have a really really really good story. Once you have that story, and it may take a very long time, the actual writing will probably come by itself. I always thought of writing as stringing together words in a beautiful way, but this course is forcing me to wring out every drop of story I can possibly come up with, and then some.

It's incredibly liberating, actually, to concentrate on "What happens next..." but also horribly frightening. So it looks like I may be writing a thriller! Who knew??!!

As my days progress in a rollercoaster ride of great idea, awful idea, great idea, awful idea I need to keep my mind on what's truly important...so I'm listening to this song quite a bit.

I hope that you enjoy it too! (The John Butler Trio):

7 comments:

Mary said...

That song could not have come at a better time for me!

Such joy to feel your keen interest in what you are doing brimming over in this post.

Duyvken said...

Can't wait to read more, Eleanor. And I love that song!

The Coffee Lady said...

you sound to be having a fascinating time. Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

RW said...

I am thrilled you are taking this course and enjoying the process.

kmkat said...

What a great song!

lisette said...

wow how exciting! and excellent timing for me too, hearing that song again

go well :)

sandbetweenmytoes said...

Wow, a scriptwriter course, that is so motivating.