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mjakob42

The 4000 ft. Wide Writer's Block

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mjakob42

Okay, so I've been working on a screenplay since January 2012, and I finished the first draft in early April the following year. Even upon finishing it, I've noticed a lot of need for improvement. I've had TONS of good ideas (or, at least, temporarily good ideas) spawn over time, but I can barely write to save my life. Do any of my fellow SFOians have any advice on getting around writer's block, or getting some writer's motivation for that matter? 

 

If there's already a topic on this issue, I greatly apologize in advance.

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Hidi

Sometimes if I have an idea that's far beyond the place which I am at in the story, I will write out paragraphs or sections that could take place later on, but it's just a way to write something and get those ideas out. By doing that you can link your ideas together from later points to the one you are stuck on.

 

Basically; Ohhai I want this character to do encounter this dramatic obstacle, but I'm still trying to get them established in the story!

....Well I know what I want him to accomplish, and why their going to have this dramatic point, but how am I going to connect their establishment to the dramatic point and their introduction? 

...With some later points, maybe even the dramatic point itself, I can work my way backwards from there and make up context in between the beginning and then. When I edit, I can fix any gaps in the storyline.

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