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So. Usually I do work in the morning just so I easy ways to make some money don’t have to think about it later, but sometimes there’s a fantastic second wind in the 5-7pm time – after work but before dinner. Or, often, coffee time from 3-7pm. All I know is from 12-2/3pm I cannot write. If I wait too long in a day, I’m screwed. Maybe I’ve doomed myself into thinking this. But the thing is, I still make myself try to write in this time easy ways to make some money slot occasionally and it’s always a crappy feeling. It’s just my depression time of the day, so it’s better for mindless work.

Note – I realize I could have written a blog about how easy ways to make some money the muse shows up thankfully at 9am whenever I sit easy ways to make some money down to write (who said that? Everyone quotes that. I agree with the concept and yet! And yet). I could have just given great advice about creating a easy ways to make some money schedule and sticking to it and completely hid how difficult easy ways to make some money it is for me. Seems like what many people do on writing sites.

-your life surrounding your writing is integral to whether or easy ways to make some money not you get anything done in your writing time. By which, I mean: do you think about your work when you’re not working? Are you in love with it? How can you be more in love with it? Are you surrounded – in real life or through social media or books – by other writers who can peer pressure you in a easy ways to make some money healthy way to keep writing your focus? Does it feel like your writing matters? Do you treat your project like it matters or do easy ways to make some money you act like a hobbyist? Don’t beat yourself up about it, but if the answer bothers you, do something different. And then keep adjusting.

-it’s so easy to romanticize a writing schedule (is this an american thing? We love the idea of being crazy productive and scheduling easy ways to make some money but then when the time comes we feel constricted. Just me?). Don’t over-schedule your life, especially if you’re trying to fit in writing. Writing well requires breath in your schedule, time to think about nothing (definitely time away from screens and podcasts). It also requires reading time. Don’t love your schedule, love what you’re making and build a life that allows that to easy ways to make some money happen with as little friction as possible (though mental friction is always there – see the next point).

-it takes time to get used to the fact that easy ways to make some money whenever you sit down to write feels like the wrong easy ways to make some money time. There’s always something else that feels more important, or depression or anxiety creep in, or social media is suddenly the best thing in the easy ways to make some money world, etc. A major part of writing is getting to know your easy ways to make some money own mind games. Watch them happen and see if you can work. See what tricks you can play on yourself in order easy ways to make some money to write (I use coffee, always, decaf if I’ve already had enough. Natalie goldberg uses chocolate). Get used to how horrible you can feel at times easy ways to make some money and how elated you are at other times. You’ll have more of both again. It’s just how it goes.

-having written is the best feeling in the world. How you feel about the work matters much less than easy ways to make some money the fact that you sat down and did it. Not that it doesn’t feel fantastic to have written well, but on the days it’s not so good, know that that’s part of the process of getting something done. If you are on a deadline and if you are easy ways to make some money tryi ng to write on a specific schedule, then you have to plan on the bad writing that easy ways to make some money feels like a waste, but really is just the path to the good stuff. All that matters is you wrote something, you’re capable of fixing it, and you can get back to it in another session.

I think about this when I’m acting. I may be a bossypants director on my own project easy ways to make some money but when I’m on someone else’s set I am an easygoing actor and I am easy ways to make some money flexible. I’m there to serve the project. I know that a lot of that has to do easy ways to make some money with getting out of the director’s way and giving them something that’s hopefully exciting or interesting later in the edit. I mean, amongst other things, but you get the gist.

She may or may not, but it’s up to her. So even if she makes a choice and decides, hey, this gal feels really guilty that that random dog in easy ways to make some money the street is hungry (where the hell are we in this example?) and she’s eating but she knows her date hates dogs so easy ways to make some money she hesitates. In that case, yes, it’s still better if you let the actor decide on easy ways to make some money that pause in that situation.

Your script is a blueprint, albeit ideally a very descriptive and helpful blueprint, but a blueprint all the same. You can fall into the pitfalls of being too sparse easy ways to make some money in your script (lack of descriptions, etc.) or you can be overly controlling (obsessive parentheticals come to mind). It can be tough to find the right balance between easy ways to make some money giving instructions on how the film (that you get to see first in your own mind) should be and being, well, anal about the whole thing.

This guy’s friend asks, “do you want to spend the rest of your life easy ways to make some money with mary anne?” (what world are my examples coming from?) the friend is asking his buddy the night before this easy ways to make some money guy’s wedding. But then, in a turn of events, his buddy says, “I don’t know.” (beat – in which the friend can be totally shocked because, hello, the wedding is tomorrow. It’s a real “holy shit” moment.) “I think I love her, but I’m just not sure.”

Years back, the playwright annie baker came to my class in college easy ways to make some money (I was so deliriously excited and so incredibly sick on easy ways to make some money that day but it was amazing because I love her easy ways to make some money so), and I remember she talked about speaking her dialogue out easy ways to make some money loud into her phone or a tape recorder (I’m trying to remember which) and listening back and taking notes and making changes from easy ways to make some money there. She talked about how painstaking and annoying it could be, but how helpful it was.

The point is, it’s deeply uncomfortable for an actor to speak forced or easy ways to make some money unnatural dialogue (unless it’s stylized and delicious, but, oy, again, for another time!) and it hurts even more for the audience in the easy ways to make some money end (we’ve all seen those movies). And it’s such a blessing to be an actor with a easy ways to make some money script written by someone else who understands how people really easy ways to make some money talk as well as how much to guide a performance.

And if you hate your dialogue when it’s spoken out loud, if something feels off or it’s just not working, don’t take it as meaning something negative about your ability easy ways to make some money as a writer. Instead, get curious about what sticks out as weird. Speak new lines. Yes, actually out loud. Improvise and record the audio or write and then speak. Find what works.

So, in other words, if you’ve sent your script to a production company that makes easy ways to make some money thrillers, they might have a reader who analyzes your script based easy ways to make some money on how well it fits the specific structure they want easy ways to make some money (possibly a 9 act TV structure?) or how many characters (actors) they can afford or locations or whether or not it easy ways to make some money gives the kind of thrills their client is looking for, whatever. You likely will never see this coverage, by the way, as it’s for internal use.

This is going up a level where you are taking easy ways to make some money yourself and your work seriously to get another opinion. Ideally you are presenting a very polished version of your easy ways to make some money script to whoever is doing coverage for you so you easy ways to make some money can assess your next move and whether or not you easy ways to make some money feel the script is ready to send to producers or easy ways to make some money contests or to make the film yourself if that’s the route you’re taking.

Coverage can also give you a fresh take on something easy ways to make some money that you have spent hours and hours on and that easy ways to make some money you may have lost perspective on. Coverage can help bring you back down to reality or easy ways to make some money reassure you that you’re headed in the right direction. It can bring clarity to a tired mind that’s been looking at the same thing for weeks or easy ways to make some money months (or years).

This is completely dependent on who you send your script easy ways to make some money to. But I was trained (one of my first gigs when I moved to LA!) to do coverage by breaking a screenplay down by different easy ways to make some money categories, including structure, premise, dialogue, characters, pacing, tone, logic, etc. I generally write a (long) paragraph or two for each section and I focus on easy ways to make some money what works and what could use improvement. And then I suggest actual improvements.

I was also trained to give a score for each easy ways to make some money category, 1-5. I actually don’t do that when I provide script coverage now because easy ways to make some money I’m just not wild about ratings and I don’t think it does much to help you. Art is more fluid than a grade, and I’m not interested in making anyone feel like they’ve earned something with their work or that they’re failing. (besides, a 5/5 compared to what? A 2/5 compared to who? How weird and useless). Everyone’s working to improve what they’ve got.

The point is, be smart about it. Do your research. It’s your money and your career – it’s in your hands. Is this someone (or a company, etc.) that you respect? Do they seem honest, intelligent, emotionally grounded in some capacity, aware of the marketplace, etc.? D o they seem to be going in a good easy ways to make some money direction with their writing? How and who do they hire as readers?

The great thing about getting feedback is you actually learn easy ways to make some money a lot not only about your script but about your easy ways to make some money instincts. Take coverage as an opportunity to see how strongly you easy ways to make some money believe in the various aspects of your script. And if things need tweaking and you agree, well, then, thank goodness you reached out for another opinion so you easy ways to make some money can now make changes.

So, whether you’re getting feedback from a professional service, from a person, or just from a friend, take note of the overall tone of the criticism. Does this person want your work to be amazing? Do they see what you’re going for? (be careful – they might not see it because they don’t get it or because you’re not writing clearly. Self awareness is everything.) do they think in terms of possibility or do they easy ways to make some money think in dead ends?

“it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man easy ways to make some money stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them easy ways to make some money better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in easy ways to make some money the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph easy ways to make some money of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold easy ways to make some money and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

And ps – oh hell yes, you know I’m going to plug my own script coverage services. It costs $100 for a feature (80-120 pages). I generally can get it done in a week (at this point), and I am really good at it. I’m not a bragger normally, I’m painfully midwestern and shy, but I’m just telling the truth. Every script I do any kind of consultation on I easy ways to make some money leave better than I found it, and I’m kind but demanding.

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