Friday, January 6, 2012

The Writing Process

Paraphrase of what Doug Willott (author of Duck/Penguin) just said about writing his first play for 14/48:

I walked home and thought of 10 basic ideas on the walk. Then I got home and cooked some fish and ate some fish. It was good. Then I sat down and decided to write my first idea until I got writer's block and then switch to another. So, I wrote 6 pages of a play I got bored with, 3 pages of a play I didn't know what to do with and this one. This one actually came to me in the middle of writing another play and wasn't even one of my original ideas.

(This is horribly paraphrased, but too brilliant not to include. Please forgive me)

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