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6th July 2009, 06:33 PM
20th July 2009, 03:53 PM
I will hear a phrase often in passing - usually in a Cafe` or the line at the Supermarket and it will sit for a while and then suddenly bounce back at me oftentimes just as I am about to fall asleep - damnit - and if it keeps badgering me then I have to get up and do something with it.
A script I wrote (please feel free to produce) was based entirely around the last two lines - but the story wrote itself - sounds wanky but what can ya do :)
9th September 2009, 02:34 AM
I get inspiration from memory; flashes of actual events, especially childhood...I once wrote a monologue about a shard of glass shining on the front porch after the wind-chime came crashing to the ground & broke: the shard of glass wanted to become embedded in somebody's foot so at least it could get out of the hot, blazing sun....incidental, quirky stuff like that...
15th July 2010, 07:30 PM
Personally, I find dialogue the easiest thing to flow. Maybe that's a sign that I watch far too much TV/film and theatre, because dialogue is almost never the same as actual speech, and that's where a lot of people I talk to struggle with writing it.
It's in trying to write interesting description and fleshing out the scene that I freeze! :p
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