Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 30

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 30.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“Writing is a journey through complexity to simplicity. What is the simple emotional journey that grounds everything?”

— Justin Rhodes

Today’s Inspirational Video

We end as we always begin: With our Spirit Animal Shia Labeouf.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

There’s one day left in this Challenge!

GO WRITE!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 30 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 29

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 29.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“It’s all about what happens next, what happens next. It’s speed chess, not chess.”

— Richard Price

Today’s Inspirational Video

I recently discovered the composer Akira Rabelais whose work extends over quite a bit of musical geography. His last album “the little glass” is primarily comprised of ambient keyboard pieces. This one is especially contemplative and I find great for writing.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: Another writer reaches the peak! Kudos to Sarah Thomas!

MADE IT! Fading out now with a double deadline hit. Thanks so much for a lot wonderful of #ZD30SCRIPT fervour. It kept me going. I’m sure I can find a few fixes so I can Fade Out again Sunday.

One more day, folks! Push yourself up toward the peak. Even if you don’t quite get there, the view is amazing! And for that, the recipient of today’s Trumbo Award is Sarah Thomas!

Onward!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 29 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 23

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 23.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“Every day I get up and put myself in a frame of mind for inspiration to come.”

— Tim Blake Nelson

Today’s Inspirational Video

An incredible scene from the #1 movie on the IMDb Top 250 Movies.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: And another one hits the finish line!

DONE!!! Page 123 and those magical words have appeared… Fade Out or rather The End. Huzzah!!! I’ll see you all at the campfire (located in the west wing of the tequila tiki bar) Onward Outlaws Onward… Now to the re-writing.

For that bit of inspiration, the recipient of today’s Trumbo Award is Andy Davie!

Onward!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 23 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 22

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 22.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“Forget every rule Syd Field, Robert McKee or any other screenwriting guru ever taught you. Except one: Never be boring.”

— David Mamet

Today’s Inspirational Video

A favorite scene from one of my favorite movies: Singin’ in the Rain. And the whole point of this sequence is about finding inspiration when things aren’t going your way. But the physical gyrations of Donald O’Connor… amazing!

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 22 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 21

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

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Zero Draft Thirty: Day 21.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“Sometimes you’re swinging your way through a first draft like a blind miner with a pick-axe. That’s OK. Just get it done.”

— Justin Marks

Today’s Inspirational Video

You. Can. Do. It.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: This is great from Tracy Shefras:

This reminded this morning to get really close to my characters, so that they can whisper their deepest darkest secrets into my ear….even when they are not saying anything. I want my story to reek of compassion….

Indeed. Get. Really. Close. To. Your. Characters.

It’s THEIR story. Who knows it better than they do?

For that reminder, today’s recipient of the Trumbo Award is Tracy Shefras!

Onward!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 21 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 20

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 20.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“That’s our job, to spark curiosity and emotion from an audience, for them to discover what’s going on in their own heads.”

— Seth Lochhead

Today’s Inspirational Video

The Zero Draft approach exists for people who are caught up in the self-perception they are Procrastinators and/or Perfectionists. If you commit to one goal with a first draft — Get the damn thing done! — you can changer your mindset into one of Productivity.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 20 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 19

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 19.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,400+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“Audiences go to movies to feel. When the movie becomes too mechanical instead of organic, audiences detach from the film.”

— Simon Kinberg

Today’s Inspirational Poem

A Spiral Notebook

By Ted Kooser

The bright wire rolls like a porpoise
in and out of the calm blue sea
of the cover, or perhaps like a sleeper
twisting in and out of his dreams,
for it could hold a record of dreams
if you wanted to buy it for that
though it seems to be meant for
more serious work, with its
college-ruled lines and its cover
that states in emphatic white letters,
5 SUBJECT NOTEBOOK. It seems
a part of growing old is no longer
to have five subjects, each
demanding an equal share of attention,
set apart by brown cardboard dividers,
but instead to stand in a drugstore
and hang on to one subject
a little too long, like this notebook
you weigh in your hands, passing
your fingers over its surfaces
as if it were some kind of wonder.

I love this poem. It’s a poem for writers. The tactile experience of writing, reflective of the magic and wonder of something emerging from nothing.

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: I’m a late night writer myself nowadays, so simply can’t wrap my head around early rising writers (I’m much more likely to stay up until 4:30AM rather than get up at that time). So when I saw this tweet, I figured it was worth rewarding:

For that type of dedication, the recipient of today’s Trumbo Award is Colleen!

Onward!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 19 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 18

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

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Zero Draft Thirty: Day 18.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,300+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“The secret to screenwriting is short sentences, small words, and BIG pictures.”

— William Kelley

Today’s Inspirational Video

Out of the mouths of babes and infants…

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 18 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 15

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 15.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,300+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

”The term ‘narrative drive’ means writing so the reader/audience senses
something is about to happen — and it matters.”

— John Hill

Today’s Inspirational Video

There has never been a late night talk show host who could match the comic timing and sensibilities of Johnny Carson. Witness this classic exchange with Burt Reynolds. This is only a snippet. It went on for several more minutes. But notice how Carson tops the gag at the end of the clip. It’s also a good object lesson about the power of visual storytelling. No dialogue between the pair, yet tons of laughs. I find that inspiring!

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: Oftentimes the simple truth are the best truths:

Thanks to Margarita Andreeva for that inspiration posted recently at the Zero Draft Thirty Facebook group. For that, she is today’s recipient of the Trumbo Award!

If you are looking for a great group of positive-minded writers in a free, writer-only, no script-consultant, sales pressure free environment with daily inspiration for all, consider joining the Zero Draft Thirty Facebook group!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 15 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 13

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

Zero Draft Thirty: Day 13.

Write an entire draft of a script in September — 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!

To download your very own Zero Draft Thirty calendar — created by Trish Curtin — and track your daily progress, click here.

On Twitter, use this hashtag: #ZD30SCRIPT.

Facebook: Here. 2,300+ members strong.

Today’s Writing Quote

“What does this character want and more importantly why do they want it? Those are what I look at as I’m writing dialogue.”

— Brad Ingelsby

Today’s Inspirational Video

Woodstock. 1969. Ten Years After. Alvin Lee. Rock out!

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Come back later to find out who is today’s Trumbo Award winner.

For background on how the Zero Draft Challenge came into being and what it is, go here, here, and here.

Now Zeronauts, Scamperers, Word Warriors, and Outlaws…

GO WRITE!

UPDATE: This goes out to every writer with a messy kitchen!

For that piece of wisdom, today’s Trumbo Award recipient is Rebecca Maslen Sapolsky!

Onward!


Zero Draft Thirty 2017 September Challenge: Day 13 was originally published in Go Into The Story on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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