Tuesday, 7 July 2009
(154) Brain Battles - Yin - Yang, left/right
All a bit Yin - Yang, left/right side of brain battles at the mo'.
Building & Fitting the new Kitchen requires all my manly skills of strength, precise measurements, logical thinking and using a chisel to chase out the walls instead of ruining the heads of yet more screwdrivers. And actually reading the plan/instructions, before guessing where each bit goes...
My fluffy, dreamy creative side isn't left with much time to do too much, apart from jot down yet more ideas, scenes, one liners, images, etc which flash onto its mind's eye movie screen (with full Dolby digital sound surround of course)
And yet, doesn't writing a script require the Yin Yang approach?
The strength to finish it.
A plan (beat sheet/outline) to follow
Yeah, to chip away at unnecessary scenes, description, feeder characters, etc, - writing is rewriting. Keep it lean.
And of course, you need the fluffy, dreamy creative side to conjure the magic all up in the first place...