They say a writer never stops writing.
I can relate. And you should too.
Whatever I ‘m doing, I’m looking for a story. If I’m working the day job, at a family gathering, at a restaurant eating, showering, shooting hoops, whatever it is — I try to relate back to my writing. I’m always in search of new characters, premises, situations, dialogue, themes, everything and anything.
Life is much more interesting when you observe more closely.
You never stop writing, ever. Always be on the look out. Keep those ears open. A pen handy. That notebook in your back pocket; It’s these small observations that can inspire a whole new world.
Sometimes I’m forced to do things I just don’t want to do. Like work. But now I go to work with a positive attitude. I treat it like a research project; a search for new ideas. Things that are normally boring become a lot less boring when I’m picking it apart, trying to recreate it as a movie.
It’s a life as screenwriter. I try to listen to everybody. When someone tells me a story. I listen. I ask for background details, I want to understand these stories, make sense of the characters and their actions. It can be all inspiring…
Always be writing.