MOTIVATION & WRITERS BLOCK

It must be at least a week since we at TVWriter™ addressed the dreaded concept of the even more dreaded Writers Block. So here’s the latest in a looong series of posts on the subject, here and elsewhere. (Don’t believe us? Go to our Site Search at the right side of every page/post here and see for yourself.

by Dominic Carter

Writers’ Block isn’t real! There, I’ve said it. I know, madness, right? But no, it’s true, writers’ block doesn’t exist and here’s why.

Writers’ block is a myth perpetuated by writers who have run out of things to say, whose idea doesn’t have legs or who haven’t prepared their screenplay/novel outline properly. “Oh no, I’ve hit a wall on page 30!” That’s because you didn’t plan your beat outline, sometimes called a scene by scene, well enough, not because you’ve hit an actual wall. You should really only run into problems if your planning is lacking and your idea is poorly thought out. read article

“I’ve written less in the last year than I have my entire career.”

Time now for a few words about our ongoing lockdown. Some people were sure it would be a  major benefit to TV and screenwriters. How’s that working for us so far?

Despite Solitude, Lockdown Wasn’t A Creative Boon for Screenwriters
by Bryn Sandberg

Writing was the rare Hollywood vocation that never had to shut down, but A-list scribes including Damon Lindelof and Courtney Kemp describe a different reality: “I’ve written less in the last year than I have my entire career.” read article

A Year of COVID

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, shares his feelings about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it is doing to the lives of writers and other humans.

by Nathan Bransford

[10 days ago] marked my one year COVID anniversary. A year ago yesterday afternoon I started coughing a bit, checked my temperature, and went….. “Uh oh.” read article

How to Network If You’re an Introvert

Any writer who says they’ve never asked themselves this question is – well, being at least a bit dishonest with themself, wouldn’t you say? Here are some tips from stage32.com.

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See Stage 32’s webinars and classes: https://www.stage32.com/webinars??? read article

Handling Condescending Feedback on Your Creative Work

Nathan Bransford, TVWriter™’s favorite publishing know-it-all, shares his feelings about the kind of criticism that drives this TVWriter™ minion positively insane…so that neither you nor I will go ballistic.

Don’t listen to condescending feedback
by Nathan Bransford

My editing client Saranyan landed a literary agent last week and he posted a really great thread about persevering in the face of negative feedback, starting with this post: read article