The Method to our (writing and acting) Madness

“I like to describe this special ability (The Method) as alchemy because it generates golden moments and creates that universal elixir to access and transport us to another reality.” ~ sarah nean bruce
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Woohoo, More Welcome Wisdom on Writing Well

“I say: be original, clichés belong to others. I seldom use clichés when I write and speak. On the rare occasion, I write clichés or profanity in a character’s dialogue because it reveals their mental acumen and allows me to humorously exorcise the cliché demons. My mother told me people who overuse the same words (e.g., “man”), clichés and profanity showed a lack of knowledge and intelligence.” ~sarah nean bruce
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Happily Hammered by (some of) Elmore Leonard’s 10 Hardboiled Rules of Writing

I have been writing and rewriting screenplays for so long now and I have not only had my characters kicking, screaming, asseverating and contemplating in the parenthetical line below the character name, but allowed them to “admonish gravely” in the action line. It was a way for me, the writer, to live vicariously as a director and indicate the tone of the scene to the reader, the actor, and even the director. But in a 50,000-80,000 word novel it can become daunting to be so creative and original. I realize now I spent countless extra hours on my novel breaking these two rules. … ~read/see more~

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The Sorcerer and How to Read/Watch like a Writer/Storyteller

“as a writer/storyteller, my greatest intentions and hopes are to construct a story so it doesn’t go off in a direction not at all intended (written, thought, shot/edited, read/viewed), and to eliminate the things that make my stories unclear – on the page, on the screen and in the readers/viewers mind. my greatest aspirations are for art and craft and perception to alchemize.” ~ sarah nean bruce
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