January 19, 2012

Writing Advice

Of all the different aspects of filmmaking, I find writing to be the hardest. Since 2012 is the year I've decided to take writing more seriously (hard to tell from this blog, but it's true!), I thought this little service was a nice surprise discovery (via BoingBoing).

Figment, a writing blog, is offering daily writing prompts. They show up in your inbox each day, and with any luck give you something to think about, experiment with, or even blow off in favor of something else you'd rather do. This week they have five prompts from none other than Lev Grossman.

Lev Grossman is the author of The Magicians and The Magician King, and is one of my favorite writers. I follow him on twitter, even (@leverus). His first prompt from Monday is below:
Jonathan Franzen used to write his novels wearing earmuffs, or earplugs, in a darkened room with no windows, so that he could completely immerse himself in his fictional world and forget about the real one. See if that works for you.
Now, back to work...

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