Tidying Up

If you’re anything like me, you have found yourself in the middle of binge watching the new Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” staring at your overflowing closet, and wishing that you could live a simpler life. But you like your stuff!

That same cramped, crowded mindset often spills over into our writing. We’ve all heard it a billion times, but writing really is rewriting. Whether you are of the mindset of “killing your darlings,” or adhere to Marie’s “keep only your joy” philosophy, we have to find a way to tidy up these vomit drafts.

Here’s another way to look at rewriting. Hopefully you’ll find some tips that help you clean out and organize your overflowing script. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here looking at every line and asking myself, “does this bring me joy?”

 

 

New Year, New Movies

Happy 2019! This year promises to be a big one for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is film releases. Some sources beleive that Disney will have it’s biggest year yet, and Hollywood is recognizing the need for more diversely representative films. One of the best ways to become a better writer is to watch good movies, and read good scripts. Take a look at:

The most anticipated movies of 2019

And don’t forget to watch the Golden Globes this Sunday. Nominees are here, and some of the scripts can be found here.

Happy writing and happy reading! Let’s make this the best year yet.