WRITING A DRAFT
Once you’ve completed the preparation phase, it’s time to start writing your draft script. If you have done your homework well, you know where to start; otherwise, you can start by reading the first part about preparing for writing a book.
In the creative phase, we write our story; we cover our synopsis in words, paragraphs, chapters and scenes. There are many tips on how to do this. My main advice is to find the best way for you. You can still be open to adjustments that can help you even more. You need always to look further and try new things. No tips fit everyone, so test yourself until you find what works for you.
Do not strive for perfection:
Writing without friction is about letting go of all thoughts about requirements and performance. Just write down what should be written down to get to the story with the words that are available to you right now. Write as if no one should read. The advantage of this is that you have time to write down the story before you forget something and it also has a tendency to skip performance requirements, which favors creativity. In the editing phase, you can always change and add everything that is needed to make your book script more readable.
Book time in the calendar:
You don’t have time to write is the most common excuse I hear for not writing – even though you want to. You perceive time as a scarcity. It is not. You have time. It’s about how you choose to prioritize and use it. Sometimes it may be worthwhile use some small tricks to get yourself into writing habits, such as adding meetings with yourself in your calendar. It is usually much easier to do what is on the schedule than otherwise.
Keep in touch with your plan always:
The plan you made for your script during the preparation phase is your best friend on the process. See it as a living document, a creative process. It is your handrail that you can navigate and you can update it as your script takes new paths. Because it will likely take new routes during the process – the path to a finished script draft is rarely fixed.
Trust and endurance:
You need a good deal of confidence and persistence when writing a book script. You will experience different emotions and all are not pleasant. Sometimes you doubt yourself and you think you will never finish it. Calm down, it happens to all of us. You cannot navigate in creative processes without all these emotions and stages. Let them take the time it takes, think it will settle if you just keep going.
All the best, S. Kohen