Finger On The Pulse

Allow yourself to get excited when you feel you have your finger on the pulse of something. If a creative idea is bubbling to the surface or what you’re working on is starting to make itself clearer, don’t get discouraged if you can’t quite articulate it in its entirety. Sometimes I put hours of workContinue reading “Finger On The Pulse”

On What You Know

To add to yesterday’s post on being in the middle of the process: when I’m confused about what’s going on or can’t quite see the full picture, I try to focus on what I do know: This character wants to break up with his boyfriend but doesn’t know how. The next scene likely won’t happenContinue reading “On What You Know”

Stream of Consciousness

Writing every day without planning ahead is like a good dose of caffeine. It kickstarts the brain and makes you less cautious to begin the work. But it’s often garbage. Allot a chunk of your day to stream-of-consciousness creation. Write down whatever comes to mind. Sing whatever melody is in your head. It will mostlyContinue reading “Stream of Consciousness”