I didn’t care where I was going all I knew was that I had to get out of here so Jason handed me a pin and I looked down at the map of the United States closed my eyes and let that pin lead us to our destination.
Where does this character end up? What her story? Is she running from something? Who is Jason and more important what is her name?
You take a selfie of yourself but instead of seeing a photograph of yourself another girl is in the picture. Who is she and how did she end up in the picture instead of you.
It’s spring break, at least it is for me. Today is the first official day for my break and I have to say that I’m not off to a good start. I haven’t scheduled this week’s posts but I have bought my tickets for the Tribeca Film Festival and my tickets for Lift, a Walter Mosley play I wanted to see at the Crossroads Theater.
Seeing movies and plays in addition to reading books is another way to improve your writing. I find that so many different things influence my work. Of course it’s important to write and set goals. My goal is to get another draft of my novel completed this week. What’s your goal for this week? What do you do when you don’t reach that goal? Do you give up? Me, I just start over and keep trying.
If you can why not check out an indie film or a play during your break or some time this week? You never know how it will influence your writing.
I won’t be posting this week but I will be posting next week. Catch up on your writing and check up on some of my previous posts. I know that many of you will be having Spring Break so use that time wisely. I plan to catch up on my writing and try to figure out why WordPress isn’t allowing me to post pictures.
I also want to start reading a new book. Maybe I will have to check on Tom Green’s Fault of Our Stars.
Write a haiku about today. Haikus have a 5, 7, 5 pattern.
Ode to Spring
The warmth of the sun
It’s long fingers touching me
As flowers waken
Write about this place. Who lives there? Why did you go there? Were you running from something?
This world was frozen because of me. I didn’t mean to do it but it happened anyway. How did this world become frozen? why lies beyond the waterfall within that cave? We have Frozen and The Chronicles of Narnia both telling stories of frozen cities. What’s your version of the frozen city story?
Write a story about this place. Who lives there and how did you find this place.
Write a story about this place.
The Sundance Institute has a film and writing contest for filmmakers/writers 13 years and older. The film competition is called The Sundance Short Film Competition. In this competition filmmakers are required to make a short film about hunger or poverty. The film and be up to 8 minutes. The film must focus on hunger or poverty and can be a documentary, fiction or experimental film. Five winners will be chosen.
Here’s the great part! The prize is $10,000 and an all-expense trip paid trip top the Sundance Film Festival.
Deadline is July 1, 2014.
For the writing part of the competition writers can submit a short story about hunger or poverty. The prize is $1000 for the five finalists. One writer out of the five finalists will have his/her story produced and will be invited to the Sundance Film Festival’s premiere of the film.
Click on the link below for more information.