It’s been an exciting week!
My wonderful NYU students Beau and Kathy completed scripts!
In final my SVA class, we had a party and worked on the logline and Bible for the original series pilot they will write next semester with the amazing Joan Brooker.
I attended the Women In Animation party on Wednesday. It was a drawing party with a live model, Dirty Martini, and I had fun doing the first life drawing I’d done in years.
On Thursday, I attended the NYWIFT Muse Awards luncheon. It was thrilling to be in the same room with Laura Dern, one of the NYWIFT honorees. I felt uplifted by the strong women being honored and those attending. A special shout out to some of the friends I got to chat with:
Terry Lawler, Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television.
Duana Butler, Program Coordinator
Avis Boone, Actress/Photographer
Diane Fraher, Writer/Director
Ronit Pinto, Writer/Magazine publisher
Bob Siegel, Entertainment lawyer
NYWIFT is currently having a membership drive! For more information on this organization and the benefits of becoming a member, visit the NYWIFT website.
A quick exercise:
- Name three objects that define you. For example, a notebook, tango shoes and my cat are objects that define me.
- Set a timer for 5 minutes.
- Write a sentence or two about the qualities of and how each object defines you. For example, my notebook is a dark red, medium sized, unlined moleskine . It defines me because there are clues to me that can be inferred: I like red, I like high quality notebooks, and the plain sheets allow me freedom to write, doodle, and draw.
- Set the timer for 5 minutes again.
- Write a brief story about the first time you connected to the object. For example, I discovered these notebooks, which come in packs of three, when I went on a trip and wanted a special notebook for each country.
- Repeat both exercises for your main character, villain/obstacle, and love interest or buddy.
You will find out a lot about your imaginary characters – and yourself!
Here’s to your successful writing!
Professor Marilyn Horowitz