http://creativewritingtutorials.blogspot.com Show notes: For the technique I'm about to describe I'll use an example. This technique can be used for practicing most forms of are, acting, writing, painting, etc. There is one type of critic of our art work that I want to talk about. The in-line critic, looks over and organizes and makes more clear, the things you are about to say when your talking. We want to eliminate this critic or way of critiquing, while writing or making our art. Some artist don't have a functioning in-line critic. Lars von Trier, director, has said things that have gotten him kicked out of The Cannes Film Festival and I suspect his lack of a functioning in-line critic has made him a better detector. Focus on disabling the in-line critic, when making your art. In public it's not a good idea to speak without thinking. Many people feel that to be a great writer you need to be able to sit down and put gold on the page. That isn't true at all. For the chance of that ever being the case you would need to disable the in-line critic. Even if you have the great ideas and inspiration to spin gold onto the page the in-line critic would still interfere and interrupt you, questioning the quality of the writing before you have a chance to write it. "Is the good writing?" It will interrupt the flow. To get good writing you will need to produce a lot of writing that you will not end up using. If your judging the quality of your writing before you commit the words to page or while you are committing the words to page, your critiquing your work prematurely. Learn to think on the page. Get it on the page before you begin to ask, "will this work? Is this what I need? Will the writing work with what I'm trying to do?" Get it on the page before you rearrange and eliminate. Your in-line critic can create a lot of interference and make the writing very difficult and really bring you down when your trying to write. It can make writing not much fun and it gets in the way and it's trying to make things better but it doesn't. Writing well is about getting everything on the page, in all it's raw form before you have a chance to shape or edit it in any way. If your writing your never wasting your time with bad writing. I happily throw out at least 90% of the time. If you have written a lot of muck, that muck is the building blocks of good writing. Any creative thought you have becomes something different one you incarnate it in the world. Your persecutive on it will change. It will look like a different idea. Creative writing/ storytelling tutorial for the multimedia age. The writing strategies offered in these tutorials can also be applied to podcasting, film work, storyboarding, cartooning, etc. but they are still very much about writing. Writing is an important skill for most kinds of multimedia artists. These tutorials are offered for free to help promote my own story telling so please take a moment to see one of my animations at http://solomation.com. Thanks and I hope your writing goes well! Also check out: All my fiction writing/ creative writing videos: http://creativewritingtutorials.blogspot.com See all my figure drawing tutorials here: http://figuredrawingtip.blogspot.com See all my hand drawn letters tutorials here: http://handletter.blogspot.com See my storyboard tutorials here: http://storyboardtutorials.blogspot.com See my animation and film tutorials here: http://animationhowto.blogspot.com Enjoy!
Creative writing/ storytelling tutorial for the multimedia age. The writing strategies offered in these tutorials can also be applied to podcasting, film work, storyboarding, cartooning, etc. but they are still very much about writing. Writing is an important skill for most kinds of multimedia artists.