These WriteMovies Writing Tips will help with your struggles to go beyond the first part of the script – the stumbling block can often be going further..
“They say it is the first step that costs the effort. I do not find it so. I am sure I could write unlimited ‘first chapters’. I have indeed written many” J. R. R. Tolkien.
The idea, the first page, that first act can all come so easy to use, but the stumbling block can quite often be going further. Every story has a beginning, middle and end, but we never anticipate that the middle will be the tough part – yet it is. As writers, we may know where our story starts and where it ends, but getting from A to B can be difficult.
But don’t stop writing – keep pushing forward. If you don’t know what to write next we suggest two options:
- Go back to your outline, or create one if you haven’t already. Some don’t need one, but it’s so helpful to have one.
- Write what you DO know is going to happen, then fill in the blanks later. This might not be the most conventional work around, but if this helps you finish that script then what does it matter!
Use this for motivation this Monday to finish that script that never got past the first ten pages, or that book that is only a chapter old – then take a chance on it and enter it in the Spring 2017 Contest…