Writing Report April 27, 2018

Writing Report April 27, 2018

Ideas.

Doncha just hate ‘em?

I mean, as a writer, I’m supposed to love new ideas, right?

Yeah…in the abstract.

But the reality is that there are only so many minutes in a day, so many days in a year, so many years in a writer’s productive life.

So you get a really good, really cool idea…

…and there’s just not the time or place to execute it properly!

To paraphrase a
famous sailor man,
I yamsk fruskipated.

This morning, while taking my morning constitutional, I started thinking about this idea.

I had the basic idea years ago -- a really nice concept for a thriller series -- but outside of, “Hey, that would be cool,” nothing popped up that justified wasting paper or pixels on it.

Until this morning.

Then all of a sudden, while walking along, I saw the opening scene unfold in my head.

And not just the basic idea, but how the characters were introduced.

I guarantee when (if!) executed, it will Grab Your Attention.

Could be TV, could be comics.

Good cast, nice variety of colorful characters.

After I typed the opening scene up, 15 minutes more of brainstorming produced with more than a dozen solid story ideas.

And the cool thing is this: 
While the idea seems far-fetched, it’s inspired by a real person and real events.

Oh, man, if only Quinn Martin was still in business…

But that was then and this is now.

What to do, what to do…?

Answer:  
Keep it close to the surface.

Flesh out ideas as they come along.

Maybe it will coalesce into novel format, maybe I’ll find a comics publisher or a TV producer who’s interested.

But until then, 
it joins another
couple of hundred
ideas awaitin’ their turn…

 

© Buzz Dixon

 

 

 

parents

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if you’re so smart how come you’re so rich?

if you’re so smart how come you’re so rich?