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Monday, September 12, 2005

Screenwriter Ron Bass Speaks


Go to the Fox Searchlab Lecture Series page and check out the Quicktimes of screenwriter Ron Bass speaking about process and the biz. Very interesting and insightful but can someone get this guy a throat losange. I love the header quote from him,"the worst thing a writer can do is take a writing course", as I start mine this Wednesday. Oh well. He has some very inspirational words about trusting yourself and letting you come out in your writing. The lecture is in two parts.

3 Comments:

Blogger Shawna said...

I disagree about taking a writing course -- I think it very much depends on why you take it. If you think that somehow a genius idea will come to you, you are not going to be successful in the class. If, however, you take the class to help motivate you to write, get some structure in your life (especially when you have a day job) and really practice your craft, a class can really help in those areas.

I'm a better writer because I'm writing more, not because of a class...

11:37 PM  
Blogger Warren said...

Hey, thanks for the link to this. I hadn't seen it before.

12:20 AM  
Blogger William said...

Shawna,

Overall, Ron Bass had some interesting things to say in that session. I do agree with you and think that it is about the discipline of the writer and what they are getting out of the class. It is a structure and feedback thing for me. By being in a class setting I'm hoping to feel accountable for my writing every week. To stay focused and hopefully learn something in the process. Community is also an important factor, building relationships with people that can help me now and throughout my career. That's invaluable. If all goes well, it will be a springboard to keeping my writing a constant in my day to day life.

3:17 AM  

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