Each week I’m highlighting a screenwriting resource that I’ve found useful. It could be a blog, a podcast, a contest, a book or a slightly addictive narcotic that may or may not be legal.
My goal here was to provide a quick heads up to my fellow screenwriting peeples about blogs and podcasts and general internet stuff pertaining to the art and craft of screenwriting.
Well, today is a bit different.
Do the Work is his manifesto of sorts. It is the way through the project. It is a how to how to.
It’s not just about screenwriting either, it’s about any project that you undertake that seems stupid or daunting or impossible or ridiculous or whatever else.
It will get you started. It will push you through the darkness. It will show you what you didn’t know you had but hoped to god you did because why the hell else would you be doing this ridiculous thing that you’re doing.
From his website:
My writing philosophy is a kind of warrior code—internal rather than external—in which the enemy is identified as those forms of self-sabotage that I call “Resistance” with a capital R (in The War of Art). The technique for combating these foes can be described as “turning pro.”
I looked at the book because I was curious and then I ended up reading it cover to cover in a single sitting.
Read the damn book.
Then turn pro.
Brad is a screenwriter living and working in Ottawa, Canada. When he’s not doing that thing he has to do for money or doing that thing he has to do because they’re his kids, he can be found posting screenplays on his project site, Steal My Script.