Week 46 12-18/12/2016 # 25 Questions Before Trying To Write A Story

– 4 min – Last week I wrote about how important it is to know thyself first, before trying to write a good and convincing story. Don’t worry, it’s not necessary to know yourself completely first, because who does anyway? But what is important, especially when you’re stuck in a desert of no ideas, like… Continue reading Week 46 12-18/12/2016 # 25 Questions Before Trying To Write A Story

Week 45 05-11/12/2016 # Fruitful Discoveries In The Desert Of No Ideas

– 6 min – Doing nothing, when a deadline-clock is ticking, the one for the final phase of the Immersion Screenwriting Course, isn’t my strong suit. Like sitting in this desert of no ideas. And I almost literally hear that clock telling me ‘hello, deadline approaching of writing your own screenplay, nothing’s happening, no words… Continue reading Week 45 05-11/12/2016 # Fruitful Discoveries In The Desert Of No Ideas

Week 44 28/11-04/12/2016 # A Big Obstacle To The Final Phase Of Immersion (Write Your Own Screenplay)

– 7 min – And I’m stuck. Yet again. It feels like my very first post, when I was on Day 3 of my journey. Sure, it’s great that you now know how to write a screenplay and have actually written one. And pretty good too, but still just technically and not your own (by… Continue reading Week 44 28/11-04/12/2016 # A Big Obstacle To The Final Phase Of Immersion (Write Your Own Screenplay)

Week 42-43 14-27/11/2016 # Technically, I Have Now Written A Screenplay

– 7 min – The reason I am saying ‘technically’ is because this screenplay I have just finished now, is not my screenplay, in that I have not come up with the story, the plot, the actions or the dialogue. Technically I have ‘just’ written the story I saw happening on screen. This the assignment… Continue reading Week 42-43 14-27/11/2016 # Technically, I Have Now Written A Screenplay

Week 41 07-13/11/2016 # The Screenwriter: The First, But Not The Only Painter Of The Picture

– 8 min – Nobody is an island, making a movie is a team effort. A bold statement perhaps, especially in the light of the movie I am ‘reverse screenwriting’, made by the Coen Brothers, who not only write and direct their own films, but also edit most of their own films, under the pseudonym… Continue reading Week 41 07-13/11/2016 # The Screenwriter: The First, But Not The Only Painter Of The Picture

Week 40 31/10-06/11/2016 # Once You Name It, You Start Getting Attached To It

– 8 min – And they just keep coming: yet another amazingly interesting topic that has risen from doing this screenwriting course. And of course this was already present during the reading of the 20+ scripts, but never in such an active mode. Now that we are faced with putting it into practice ourselves, it… Continue reading Week 40 31/10-06/11/2016 # Once You Name It, You Start Getting Attached To It