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Old 09-26-2019, 11:33 PM   #71
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I still think this is all just procrastinating, which trust me, I'm great at too. There is no perfect place to write. We just trick ourselves into thinking that.

I write most of my stuff at my desk in an uncomfortable chair.

I love the idea of writing in a coffee shop. But every time I try to do that, I have a great time, but I post on DD instead, drink coffee, check email -- I do everything but actually write my script.

I wish I could do it... but I seemingly have to be at home, missing out on life, to be able to write. I can dream and think of stories, but actual pages -- i have to bleed them out of me.
Try the library. With headphones and some rain sounds. Nothing has ever been as good for me when it comes to actually writing the thing that you're writing. Hands down.

The cafes? For me, the best places to observe and record human behavior.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:46 PM   #72
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We all have a different way...

The last few things I've written. Yup, same, sitting in a box. FUKKIN HATE IT!

But, when your story goes from NYC, to AZ, to the fukked up ugly slums of Mexico... and you already bought plane tickets. Well... you'd better fukkin write something because that's the ONLY reason this trip exists.

I dunno about Tarantino, but I did ZERO sight seeing on that journey (and I was solo). 101% focus on the script every second I was a wake, constantly on the move and meeting new people. You'd think I'd already gotten financing to shoot it, that's the way I acted. HA! Fukkin fun as sh!t tho...

I just wanted to live into it as much as humanly possible... Doing it that way SUPER informed the script, for me. And FORCED me to FOCUS!
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:46 PM   #73
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Nope the library is where I take my kids and it's actually so good near me that is sort of my old school video store as they get everything -- so it's literally a place I go to for fun!

I'm telling you, I get inspired sitting by the pool, but unless I'm there all the time, I'm going to day dream and not write.

Because writing is work and I want to play!
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:05 AM   #74
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I think it's awesome that it's different for everyone. The fact that not everybody has the same taste / habits / triggers /etc. is precisely what enables us to keep the hope alive.


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Old 10-07-2019, 02:04 AM   #75
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Apparently Andy Breckman didn't love his character too much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msAu...XDN1j-&index=1
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:24 PM   #76
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Apparently Andy Breckman didn't love his character too much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msAu...XDN1j-&index=1

HA HA! Excellent, thank you!
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:49 PM   #77
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Harlan Ellison once said, " in my stories, I am God!" ( he said it in a kind of a scary psycho way.)

He didn't have any problem doing terrible things to his characters or making them do terrible things. But people say he was kind of an a hole.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:12 PM   #78
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Well I'm back to not knowing what to do with this character. It's frustrating because this major plot detail is really all that's missing and keeping me from wrapping this thing up.

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Old 10-10-2019, 06:30 PM   #79
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Nooooooooooo!
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:51 PM   #80
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Nooooooooooo!
Right?
It's tough figuring this stuff out. But I think (hope) that the fact that it's taking me so long to figure it out is going to pay off in the end.
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