Thursday, August 27, 2009

Writing tip for the day 8/27/09

The writing tip for the day is to brainstorm. It may sound like a cliche to brainstorm, but many people tend to ignore the process. Brainstorming is useful for creating ideas. Students are expected to brainstorm, which is useful for expanding ideas. Screenwriters can benefit off of brainstorming th help them carve out future ideas into marketable screenplays.

How should one start a brainstorming session? It really depends on the idea. Take for instance; an effective brainstorming process is to branch off of one idea. A story about conflict in religion and science can start with ideas that are closely related to both areas.

Religion - God, Jesus, Christianity, Bible, The Tree of Life, Angels, Judgment Day, Ezekiel, Moses, Jewish, Israel, Jerusalem, and Church.

Science - Stem Cell Research, Medicine, Surgery, Transplantation, Cloning, Immunizations, Disease, Survival, Life, Researchers, and Death.

The two areas oppose one another for the same reason that have some similarities. Brainstorming is about expanding one or two ideas into a research topic and or a film. Screenwriters can benefit from brainstorming through creating subplots.

Read about the review I wrote on Emotional Structure Screenplay, based off of Peter Dunne's book n the same very subject. Brainstorming will surely help a screenwriter transform log line into a developed screenplay.

Log Line: A man that is treated poorly by his wife loses his memory in a accident.

Brainstorming for ideas - subplot: man wants to leave, woman is materialistic, selfish, passive, weak, unappreciative, rude, vulgar, cruel, society, social pressures, influences, cognitive perception, doing what others do, and failing to make good decisions.

The story can be about anything. Use brainstorming to branch out ideas, making your research papers, essays, and screenplays an exciting read.

Have fun brainstorming ( )

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