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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Monday Motivator

Your Monday Motivator: Don’t Think, Just Do!

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Don’t Think, Just Do!” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our theme…

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How NOT to Pitch.

See how many things you can spot that are wrong with this screenplay query letter from Prepare Yourself For The Pitch. And if you think it’s an exaggeration, I’m sorry to say I received many a one even worse than this in my days as a literary agent: Dear Sir or Madam I am writing to tell you about my screenplay which I have written or rather written half of and I am trying to find a producer or Read More

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Create For You But Pitch To Them

“I remember pitching to adapt the sci-fi book Spares for Dreamworks a few years ago. I started off gushing as usual about how much I loved the material. Within seconds, I pointed out that this could even be a second Blade Runner. “There was a long pause and then a very polite response: ‘We were thinking of it more along the lines of Terminator 2.’ “The pitch ended very Read More

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