How a Writer Gets Ideas and Becomes a Big High Mucky Muck Hollywood Producer.

9 Sep

How does a writer get an idea?  Easy, he just calls on his Muse.

But, sometimes the Muse doesn’t answer.  You struggle and strain.  You beat your brain to a pulp.  You consider banging your head against the wall to see if something shakes loose.  Heck, it works for coconuts. (At least in the movies.)

Nix, nada, nothing.  Your mind is a total blank. Your children will grow up and move away.  Your house will go into foreclosure. You will grow old and lame. Finally, your ashes will blow away when the slightest breeze slips through the open window.  (Desperate writers feel this to the bottom of their souls.)

Other times you will be laying in a tub of cool water on a hot L.A. day and an entire script will appear.  Spit. Spat. Spot.

Or you’ll write an entire sketch scribbling on the back of a napkin while walking through downtown Chicago with taxis honking at you like maddened geese.

And you never know when or if  your Muse will show up.  It’s an unfair world but somebody’s got to describe it.

 

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One Response to “How a Writer Gets Ideas and Becomes a Big High Mucky Muck Hollywood Producer.”

  1. Sioux Steinkellner May 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM #

    What is that adorable baby thinking? Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater—-pleeeaaase! Love, Sioux. :d

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