If They Told You It Would be Easy, They Lied

“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood appear on your forehead.” – Gene Fowler

There’s more than a measure of truth Fowler’s words. There are days when I cannot wait to get to the keyboard, for the words are pouring out of me in such a rapid flow, I fear that I will lose some nugget of truth, some great Aha! moment. Then, there are days when I have to force myself into the office, drag my body into my chair,  fling each hand onto the keyboard and demand that I give complete and total attention to what feels like sheer drudgery.

I prefer the former; often, I am plagued by the latter. I know nothing other to do than to just work through it. Michael Arndt does, too. Here, he shares a little of his work process as he plunges into his newest assignment – STAR WARS VII:

Michael Arndt and the Secret of Screenwriting

Now, go write.

HRH, Princess Scribe


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Screenwriter. Creator of things. I love tacos. "Midlife on Fire" Volumes 1 & 2 now available at Amazon.com.
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1 Response to If They Told You It Would be Easy, They Lied

  1. I feel the same way with my art. Some days I can’t wait to draw and other days I have to force myself. I guess it’s the same no matter what creative field you are in. You are right though. You just have to work through it.

    And why are they making a Star Wars VII? Why?????????????????


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