I received some new art supplies yesterday and my adorable cat, Big Red, has moved into the box. He has inspired me to start recycling too, and I have gone back to some of my old, unused characters, scenes and sequences and considered them for my current projects.
Our first instinct is always to abandon an idea if we can’t find a place for it, but I much prefer the method of storing these lost ideas (in a notebook or a drawer) for a rainy day.
Do you have a scene that isn’t working? Do you need an interesting location? Would a unique character punch up your script?
Check in with some of your old ideas and see if you find a match and let me know how it goes.