Yahoo! You know that feeling when you figure something out? That solution that's been eluding you for so long, that place in your manuscript that was meh, but now you know how to fix it, that ah-ha moment when everything clicks and you wonder how you didn't see it before. I love that feeling. It would have been better if it had happened about the query I was supposed to be working on but I'll take what I can get.
I have two links for you today.
The first one, here, is a link to Diana Gabaldon talking about her writing process. I loved the part where she compares scientific study to creative work. She talks a lot about her style of writing and how she makes a scene happen. Obviously not every writer will work like that but very fun.
The second link, here, is Andrew Stanton, filmmaker (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and most recently, John Carter), talking about the secrets of story telling. I'll confess I haven't watched this one yet but I'm off to do it now if the stars stay aligned and the kids stay asleep.
There is a little bit of language in each clip. Just FYI.