I’m so excited about Episode #46 of Jokeonastick!
I had the chance to take the Seastreak Ferry to visit friends in Highlands, NJ. On the way back, I took these photos:
Seeing the New York Harbor at night reminded me of how great New York be!
Another bonus was watching this little girl put together a Rubik Cube.
The first photo was taken when we got on the ferry, and the second was taken an hour later when we pulled into the ferry slip in New York. It was fascinating to watch her work put the cube together. A little girl solving a puzzle is such a good visual metaphor for figuring out life’s most difficult problems! This is the kind of real-life event I mentally file for later use in a story. Begin to notice what’s happening around you, and then make a note when you see something useful like the little girl and the puzzle so that later you can recreate the real-life event to enhance a scene.
For example, I might write a scene where two people are having a terrible argument on the train. The argument seems hopeless, and I as the writer am stuck as to how to bring it to a neat conclusion. Then I remember the little girl and her mother from the real-life ferry. I add her to my scene so that when the little girl presents the finished puzzle to her mother, the two arguing charters can realize that there’s always a solution, and the scene ends on a high note as the train pulls into the station.
I gave the How to Write Great Dialogue Webinar last Wednesday The Webinar was really fun, and I thought I’d include the transcript here for those of you who missed it. The writers who attended had some really great insights to share, and thank you to everyone for attending.
The next webinar will be held on Wednesday 12/2/20 at 7:00-8:30 EST Via zoom. Our topic will be “How to Build Compelling Film, TV, and Fiction Sequences.” Please save the date and look for an invitation next week.
More information can be found here.
Professor Marilyn Horowitz