For the last several years, I have written and/or created something / anything every day: a thought, a phrase, a poem, a passage. I especially like to jot down (on paper, or text my email) random things that seem to materialize out of the ether. … read/see ~more~
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~
“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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“Writing is – definitely – my cocktail of choice.
when i write and read, and re-write and re-read, it is intoxicating.
the act of writing, to me, is imbibing the spirits
the act of reading what i wrote, gives me the buzz.
so i write/drink more and then read/buzz more…
this cleanses my mind, my spirit.
i don’t mind that writing is addicting.
i am addicted to reading (my works and others), too.” ~ sarah nean bruce
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