Monthly Archives: February 2009

Work in Progress

I’m working here. Really. It just looks like I’m spending every free minute sitting on the couch watching movies. But that’s only because, um, that’s what I’m doing.

Seriously, I’m taking an online class this month — learning about screenwriting techniques and how to apply them to novel writing. I’ve heard from other writers that this can be very helpful if you’re having trouble with story structure. Which I am.

So I’m working here. And learning.

And yeah, sitting on the couch watching movies. And then writing detailed, yet concise (ha!), synopses of three-act/eight-sequence story structure, paying particular attention to elements of– never mind. Take my word for it, this couch potato thing is not as easy as it looks.

[Note to any writers out there:  If you ever get a chance to take a class taught by Alex Sokoloff — just do it. The woman is awesome.]

When was the last time you took a class? Set out to learn something different? Challenged your brain with new information?

Been a while? What are you waiting for?


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