Zen of Writing

Writing plays an integral role in our everyday lives. Writing is a means of communication. Writing helps identify who you are. Writing reveals your thoughts in physical form. Writing can make or break you, and you might not even know it. Writing can get you a job. Writing can cause you to lose a job. Writing records what you are thinking.

The Zen of Writing shows you how to put everything together so that you can effectively write, regardless of what you are writing, and to whom you are writing. Think in terms of who gave me the idea to write what I’m about to write. What was I doing at the time? Where was I? When did this happen? Why am I about to write about this subject matter?

Write down your answers. By writing down your answers, you are calling upon your subconscious mind, which works like a computer that takes in all of the information your five senses are giving you each breathing minute, to reveal your passion for the subject matter. Once you accomplish this, you will be able to determine how to most effectively write what you are about to write. Your passion for the subject matter is your theme for what you are about to write.

Utilize this theme by writing differents points-of-view that relate to your theme. By writing this way, you will make what you are writing multi-dimensional. By making your writing multi-dimensional, you enhance your writing and make it more effective and powerful.

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing/Filmmaking/Consulting
http://michaelc.nextmp.net/wordpress
dvasicek@earthlink.net

Plot

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.

Best Regards,

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
“The Zen of Writing/Filmmaking/Consulting
http://michaelc.nextmp.net/wordpress
dvasicek@earthlink.net

A favorite Zen story

Favorite Zen StoryA favorite Zen story in which three men are observing a flag fluttering in the breeze: One man says, The flag is moving. The second man says, The wind is moving. The third man says, You are both wrong, it is your mind that is moving.

If you look inside of yourself, you will see the information you need to be successful. This information contains everything you need to be successful. The secret to tapping into this information is contained in Writing/Filmmaking Whispering.  How so, you ask?

Look inside of yourself and you will see the answer. This is the secret to successful writing and/or film-making. Look inside of yourself and you will see the secret.

Why is it that Steven Spielberg is a successful filmmaker? He has the ability to look inside of himself and see the secret.

Why is Stephen King a successful novelist? He has the ability to look inside of himself and see the secret.

What do you seek when you write a letter, or make a corporate video? Do you look outside or inside of your mind and heart?When you look inside of your mind and heart you enhance your ability to see the secret to being successful in your undertaking.When you look outside of your mind and heart, you have no ability to see the secret to being successful.What rings true in each one of us is our ability to think and feel.

When we tap into those senses to write a screenplay or make a documentary film, we look inside of ourselves. We see the secret to successfully write the screenplay or making the documentary film successful.You might ask, but I do that and I see nothing.

The reason you see nothing is because you allow yourself to avoid seeing the secret. You allow yourself to avoid seeing the secret because you do not know how to see the secret.With Writing/Filmmaking Whispering, you will see the secret. You need simply to contact me.