May 22, 2015
ON WRITER’S BLOCK: DON’T YOU BELIEVE IT!
You’ve heard that ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTION is the key to success in starting a conversation, in opening up a client, a child, in studying text, and on and on.
Of course your success lies with asking the RIGHT question.
When it comes to writer’s block, same thing. What to write about? WHAT’S THE QUESTION?
ANSWER: Ask yourself to FOCUS IN on a person and/or situation (past or present) that ANNOYS you, or is a mismatch. This course will lead you to build an entire scenario.
Elizabeth Strout knows an Olive Kitteridge.
Tennessee Williams knows himself.
Revenge novels are born of this stuff.
Henry James sees himself and situation (the unlived life) in every situation.