I have been thinking about creativity for a couple of days now. I will probably be doing some video stuff on the subject soon, but just felt like writing about it first.
Some people think that creativity is something you are born with, and not something you can learn. I don’t think that’s true. Given the opportunity, I think anyone can be creative. The thing is, everyone is creative in their own way. Some things aren’t necessarily viewed as being creative in the eyes of society, but it really is.
I find my creativity through words. Some might find it in drawing, or pottery, or math, or language, or whatever. The possibilities are endless.
So you want to write a screenplay.
Let’s back up a couple of steps first.
You have story that you want to write, but you don’t know how to being. More importantly, you don’t know how you want to deliver your story.
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why you watch the shows you watch?
You might say because:
- the story is awesome (engaging concept)
- it’s funny (comedy)
- I like Natalie Dormer! (actor/actress draw)
- Titus Andromedon is the best! (character draw)
- “Game of Thrones” kills my soul (emotional attachment)
These are all valid. And they are all connected by the most important reason you watch a show: The characters.