Monday, July 03, 2006

Notes on an unwritten nothing.

Step One: Decide that you're going to write.

OK, done.

Step Two: Decide what you're going to write.

A soap opera. A mystery. A dysfunctional family story. A story of a guy struggling with adulthood, trying to make it. A sexual comedy. Something with a makeover in it. Something with good dialogue. Somebody should get shot/burned/hit with a car. Stuff about religion. Maybe a musical. Should be something I know about but should be fictionalized. Characters first, then plot just happens to them. Modern but key and resonant. Something original, something fun. Pick a small issue to address. Don't try for a magnum opus.

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