Well something changed while I was watching the HOUSE finale a few weeks back. The first hour was somewhat of a documentary showing all the important people in the background. It was there I thought about all the screenwriters putting their heads together to make this eight year show the success it was today.Guess what? In that moment the writing mojo came back. I sat down at my computer screen and began typing out a small synopsis of my newest YA story. I then googled ‘screenplay examples’ and it was there I found a site that explained how to properly write a screenplay. Low and behold the reason I was having trouble writing my YA story was because it wasn’t meant to be a novel… it was meant to be told in a different perspective.
I’ve written short stories, full length novels, and now I’m adding screenplays to the list. Stephen Kings best advice was to always first write for one’s self. I’m taking his advice and not worrying about what people say but going with the feeling of success. It doesn’t mean this is going to be the next biggest blockbuster. However I will go on to say that it’s currently my biggest blockbuster.Moral of all of this? Write for yourself. Try a new style of writing. Don’t be afraid to try poetry, a vignette, or a full length novel. Being afraid is what makes you never brave enough to reach for the stars.
You want those stars.
Where are you headed in your writing journey?