2018 Zero Draft Thirty March Challenge: Day 26

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity.

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 26.

Write an entire draft of a script in March — FADE IN. FADE OUT. Or any sort of creative goal you have in front of you.

Feature length movie screenplay. Original TV pilot. Rewrite a current project. Break a story in prep. Generate a month’s worth of story concepts.

Whatever you feel will ratchet your creative ambitions into overdrive…

DO THAT!

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Today’s Writing Quote

“Each writer starts differently, but the only valid way is start with character. Character IS plot. Character IS story.”

— Eleanor Perry

Today’s Inspirational Video

Joseph Campbell was born on March 26, 1904 and to celebrate his birthday, check out the conversation in the video above with one of the great thinkers about Story, Creativity, and Life.

Campbell said: “Follow your bliss. The bliss is the message of God to yourself. That’s where your life is”. As writers, we follow our bliss every time we sit down to engage our stories. In that enthusiasm, we come alive.

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Today’s Loos Award winner: Johnnie Alward.

Johnnie posted this in the Zero Draft Thirty Facebook group:

Holy shit, you guys — I did it. I just arrived knock-kneed and wheezing at the finish line. (That taste of blood in my mouth is totally normal, right?)
In all seriousness, it’s been so inspiring to see everyone’s updates all throughout March and your collective encouragement and dedication has been a constant reminder to keep pushing, keep plugging, keep moving, even when life conspires to derail you every moment of the day.
Wishing the rest of you guys every ounce of luck with whatever comes next — whether it’s finishing, polishing, or even *starting* the work. Every word, no matter how lousy, gets you one step closer to where you need to be.
Godspeed, gang.

Oh, yeah!!!

For serving as proof of that fact — bloody mouth and all — the recipient of today’s Anita Loos Award is Johnnie Alward!

Keep pushing, folks! You can do this!