B. A. Binns here. I took a screenwriting course from Michael Hauge two years ago and learned why many authors do not write the screenplay when their novels are adapted for film. I also learned to stimulate my muse by watching a movie unfold, seeing the stages and cataloging the checkpoints.
I began this month in a rut with not one but two different books, the sequel to PULL, my Young Adult Contemporary, and an adult Romantic Suspense novel. I was in massive writer’s block with both, so this past weekend I took myself away from the computer and to the movies to give my mind a break. I chose action flics and got energized instead of relaxed. And I learned two great things I’ll use in my future writing.
The value of nostalgia
The virtue of mixing genre’s
And I guarantee the image of Daniel Craig in the cowboy shower will be in my head when I create the hero for my next book.
My muse thanks me
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