writing craze

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There’s a saying from my old Drama classes, if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage. Likewise, if you’re writing a novel, if it’s in your head and doesn’t make it to the page, the reader will never know. Great post here on upping the stakes in your storytelling. I’m telling you, writing a play or a film is a great exercise for novel writers. It forces you to strip down to the story, increases narrative discipline, and upping the stakes. Think you don’t have time to write a screenplay? Get Pilar Alessandra’s book, The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time"".

I wrote my first novel and several screenplays in tiny increments of time; you can do the same with any piece of writing. No excuses! Now, as I am in a writing craze and need to finish the first draft of a screenplay set in Africa, back to it. You too, go ahead and write something today.

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