As detailed in my previous post, this week’s episode of Coffee with Creatives is an experiment. It’s been busy lately, with The Confession and The Videoblogs both taking up a lot of my time. It wasn’t possible to prep an interview episode for this week. Still, it’s important to me to keep providing useful content on creative productivity.
So, here we are, instead. The idea for this Q&A-style episode came to me last weekend, when I received some questions about making short films on Twitter. After answering on YouTube at that time, I decided to try a Q&A episode of the podcast as well. I crowdsourced some additional questions over the week, and recorded my answers yesterday.
Both the audio from the YouTube video and my new recorded answers are included in the episode. Here are the questions that I tried to answer:
- What’s the right length for a short film script? What genre should it be?
- Does the creative mind ever stop and rest?
- When writing a story, what would be your advice on how to show a trait or theme, as opposed to explaining the same to the audience?
- How do you know when you’re being hypercritical or when you’re just not into a story anymore?
- How do you get past the self-criticism phase of writing?
- What is your process for creating a new story?
Please let me know if this sort of stuff is at all helpful, if I could do anything different, or if you have any follow-up questions.
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