pip wrote:Odd coincidence but I'm writing a talk right now for a school on careers in geography.
Sadly no use to you.
chris.ph wrote:dont go into building work at the moment, its bloody tough at the moment
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Most successful writers including Terry, all say the same thing - if you can't do any writing, read and if you can't get into reading, write. Just do one orn the other. Anything at all and see how it goes
With Terry it's so obvious that he reads very widely and thoroughly and so it follows that the more input you work at, the easier the inspiration comes. Inspiration comes as it will and to a large extent other people can't give it to you - you have to be enthralled and fascinated and only you can create that hunger for want of a better term. I'm probably saying it wrong, but it comes down to this - if you're looking for a story don't expect other people to provide one for you, because if you don't find it yourself then you most likely won't get too far with it?
Hope this helps a little
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Dave I edited a little as you replied - definitely get another job around people. You need to get out of the screening room and be with interesting people more.
Penfold wrote:DaveC, I read that you considered journalism but had no experience. Our local paper is always advertising journalism courses at one of the local colleges. Is there something similar in your area? Or a correspondence course in it maybe, with a view to becoming a reviews writer for your local paper. With your degree in film studies, I don't know if this is practical for you but it might be worth a try.
DaveC wrote:Most of the time I have stories or scenes buzzing around in my head so much, but my trouble is keeping the Word window open for long enough to write anything...
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