“Unique Promotion for Authors”

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC

What is passion? Merriam Webster in part defines passion as, “…the emotions as distinguished from reason…” By tapping into your passion, you will be able to write as you’ve never written before. And this, in turn, will work as a subliminal approach to promoting yourself and your writing.

Before you write one word, look deeply inside of yourself when an idea comes to mind about which you would like to write. You must use the who, what, where, when and why journalistic approach to identify that which is deep inside of yourself and relate it to the idea that has come to mind you want to write about. By utilizing this approach, you can identify your passion and write with ruthless abandon.

So, ask the questions.

What caused the idea to come to mind? Perhaps you saw a child weeping. She was holding her finger. It was bleeding. You wanted to reach out to her, but you were a stranger and her parents were there. You still wanted to help her with her fear and pain. Why?

You were inspired to write a short story about what you saw. Why? The inspiration came from deep within the wells of your heart and mind as you remembered when you got hurt when you were a kid and no one came to help you. This inspiration is your passion for helping children in need now because no one was there when you were a kid and needed help.

Identify when it happened. What were you doing? What caused you to get hurt? Why were you alone? Where were you? Why did you get hurt?

You get the picture.

This unique approach should also guide you to the use of your five senses. What did you taste at the time you were hurt? What did you see? What kind of sound or sounds were present? How did you feel (emotionally)? What were you touching? How did it feel? By using the five senses, it will help place you back in time so that you are able to more realistically write the story.

This approach results in passion and will enable you to write from your heart (emotion) and mind (reason), together. The power of combining your mind (reason) and heart(emotion) instead relying on one or the other, will bring out the essence of what you are writing about. This, in turn, will draw readers to you and your writing.

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
Writing, Filmmaking, Consulting

“Writing” by Donald L. Vasicek

Writing of any form requires
study and research.  The strength
of any type of writing resides in
the application of what one learns
and research, and then, applies it
by writing, writing, and more writing.
Each time one writes something, they
become a better writer.

For you, you might want to think about
writing and producing documentaries.  It
is rare a writer is hired to write a
documentary film.  Many documentary films
do not have a script.  Those that do, are
usually written by the director/producer
of the film.

As for feature films, short films, etc., one
can learn how to write screenplays through a
variety of ways.  No approach to learning how
to write screenplays is inscribed in marble.  It
is dependent upon the individual writer.  Some take
screenwriting classes.  Others study screenwriting
books.  Some work with a script consultant until
they have their screenplay market ready.  And others
wing it.

You can determine what works best for you by knowing
who you are, how you best learn, why you want to write
documentaries, features, etc., and what audience you
want to attract with your work, and why.  Answering
these questions will give you insight into what to
write and the approach to take in order how to learn
to write.

The Zen of Writing

What is the secret to The Zen of Writing? Based on 40 years of professional writing experience, I know. Because I know, I have developed steps that every writer can take, regardless of what they are writing, and write it effectively for the market, even if that market is your grandmother, to which you want it to go.

Below are some hints to my secret to The Zen of Writing:

Writing, any kind of writing, requires the writer to know inside of themselves why they are writing what they are writing.  It parallels knowing who the audience is of whom will read the writer’s writing.

This knowledge propels the writer to see, hear, smell, touch, and feel that which they are writing. The activation of the five human senses causes the writer to write in specific detail.  Description becomes visual in that the reader can see, feel, smell, touch and hear what they are reading.

How does the writer tap into what is inside of themselves to jump start this approach to writing? “The Write Focus”, an e-book that I wrote and published, shows eight steps in which the writer will make discoveries about their writing that will propel them to writing success, in any kind of writing endeavor.

Contact me today at dvasicek@earthlink.net or 303-903-2103 for more information about how you can get a copy.