Personal View site logo

How to Overcome Writer’s Block and Finish Your Second Act

How to Overcome Writer's Block and Finish Your Second Act Outlining, rewriting, and showing up, day after day. DISCOVER MORE with our online filmmaking course. “It’s OK to admit it’s hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it. Getting stuck is part of the job. Like hair in your shoes for barbers. Just accept it and keep going, keep going, keep going.” Allow me to invoke a mindset that likely will feel familiar to you if you’re a writer. There’s a certain magic that happens when you’ve got a new screenplay idea brewing, right? As the idea swirls around and starts to take shape, it’s like a zap of energy that electrifies your writerly soul, opening the door to countless creative possibilities. You feel like you’re ready to conquer the world, one word at a time. That energy buoys you into Act One. You’re so busy introducing a new world, creating new characters, and dreaming up new scenarios that you hardly realize how quickly you’re progressing through the first act. You’re having the time of your life setting the stage. You sail past the Inciting Incident and first Pinch Point, through Plot Point I, and POOF! You’re in Act Two. And suddenly it feels kind of… Cold. And quiet. And lonely. That super good, I’m-gonna-change-the-world idea you had just twenty-some pages ago suddenly has given way to a feeling of… Oh no. I’m starting to feel panicked?!? Is this idea even any good? Should I keep writing? Ugh! Why...

read more...

Published By: Lights Film School Blog - Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

Search News