September 25, 2011
Presently, I'm plugging away at a script that explores a creation myth in a modern, urban setting. I generally get consumed by big ideas, and after exploring them for a while, I try to layer my real world on top, to see how it fits. I've dabbled with poetry, and there is much I would like to explore in essay form, but for now, the fiction screenplay seems like a good fit for my ideas, and I am trying to buckle down and learn a form.
I'm fascinated by how an arrangement of words can change and empower a simple thought. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a word is worth as many feelings.
Survival is the ultimate theme to me. I like to discover what drives a character to be special, and just how far can they go.
I need a schedule. And I need someone else to read or listen to my stuff. I just need a barometer to test if my best is as great as I think it is, and if my worst is as bad as I fear it is. There are just some things you can't learn on your own.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Props to Jill for putting it together for us. Nice job!