Meanwhile, this week I attended the monthly WIA meeting at the Cloud bar in the M Hotel. It was Lisa Goldman’s last function as president. She has been instrumental in creating an animation community in New York and deserves all kudos for her wonderful efforts.
I am writing this from Fire Island, where I’m taking a writing vacation. An easy week means that me and my partner will probably write at least one episode of a series and outline a couple more. The way we are able to be so efficient is by using the writing method I have outlined in my mini-blogs and a soon to be published e-book.
One tip that I can share is that we work location first. By figuring out where the scene will take place, we can often easily find what has to happen.
Another tip, is that we try to identify the act breaks as we are creating our initial outline.
The third and final tip, is that we know our characters well, so that we can decide what challenges to place before them.
Lastly, the July 4th holiday is coming up. As an exercise, I write a few lines about what my main character and obstacle or villain would be doing on this holiday, or if they even celebrate.
I will be taking two weeks’ vacation from this newsletter, and will see you in mid-July.
Here’s to your successful writing!
Professor Marilyn Horowitz