I’ve got vacation on the brain, first because it’s Spring Break and a lot of people I know are either traveling or getting back from travel or preparing to travel, and second because I just started planning my own vacation for this summer. (More on this next week. It ties into the creative practice, I promise.)
It’s the Saturday Open Thread! Let’s discuss LITERALLY ANYTHING!
Here’s what’s on my mind right now: I have, as of late, read at least ten different “how to complete big creative projects” or “how to be financially independent” or “how to live a good life” books, and although the details in each book are all slightly different, they all come down to two basic tenets:
Know what you want, and don’t let all the other people and commercials and cultural influences that claim you should want something different get in the way.
LOOK I KNOW I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH READERS YET TO DO A FOR-REAL OPEN THREAD
DRESS FOR THE BLOG YOU WANT
Since it’s an open thread, you can discuss whatever you’d like — but if you’d like a prompt, I’d suggest watching the latest Lessons from the Screenplay video:
Michael Tucker always makes excellent points about storytelling, and in this video he reminds us that every scene is about desire — that is, even if the purpose of the scene is to give a piece of exposition or whatever, the characters still need to be going after what they want.
It was exactly what I needed to hear, at this point in the NEXT BOOK draft.