There are numerous challenges that come up
when one is writing and striving to break
through and beyond. In order to “stay with it”,
the writer must look inside of themselves for
something that will carry them through the
difficult times, keep them going, and take
them to success.
Ask yourself the questions below. By writing
them down, you can refer to the answers as you write,
and beyond. These answers will take you into
the depth of yourself where you can clearly see
your main character’s passion. This passion
becomes the main theme of your story.
Passion must be sizzling inside of you. It’s a
human emotion. Your passion for your story
has taken you to this point in time in your
life. What do you want it to be this time
next year? By understanding your and
appropriately utilizing your passion for your
story, your mind will be ratcheted up a few
levels to the point where you are unable to
get the words down fast enough.
By utilizing the main theme of your story, you
can show opposition to it. This creates conflict,
which all good stories need, even comedies.
This main theme, your passion for the story,
will guide and direct you throughout the writing
process. It will cause you to be more creative
and imaginative, which, in turn, will produce
a solid and seamless plot.
The questions are:
1. Who was I when I got the idea for my story?
2. What was I doing?
3. Where was I?
4. When was it?
5. Why did this idea come to me?
6. How did I recognize it?
Be diligent when writing the answers, very
diligent. Shortcut the process and you will
cause shortcut yourself and your opportunities.
I hope this has been of help to you.
Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
“The Zen of Writing/Filmmaking/Consulting