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Brain Farts

Aug 25, 2014   //   by Mark Maia   //   So-Called Living: The Blog  //  No Comments

All work and no play

So, I’ve started the rewrites for my one-shot title “Everyday Hero” (working title). My first sit-down with the rewrite consisted of putting together a new game plan based on the feedback I received: done! Next, I put the plan into action and started writing! NOT so done. I sat with the script for about an hour, working on my opening line and came up with nothing! Well… Nothing usable that is. So, I thought I would share my brain farts with you :)

Here are a few failed attempts at an opening narrative for Everyday Hero. You’ll get the gist of what I’m trying to say with these, but none of them quite hit the mark.

WARNING: These are pretty bad.

  • Sometimes you just gotta play the cards you’re dealt, and as far as metaphors go, I figure that’s one of the better ones. I mean, good people don’t always get the good in life. (WTF am I talking about?)
  • Sometimes I swear, the bad people soak up all the good in life, leaving us good people with all the bad.
  • I swear… sometimes it feels like the bad people are sucking up all the good, and leaving nothing but the bad, for the rest of us to deal with. And it changes a person, but how it changes you is what defines us (Blah)
  • There comes a point in your life when you have to make a choice. Give in to the life you’re dealt, or say fuck it, and become the person you want to be, not what life makes you. (There is nothing good here)
  • There are those of us who crack under the pressure of the shit life deals out, and then there are those keep their shit together, and try to make something of themselves. (derpa derp derp)
  • In life, you either play the hand you’re dealt, and make the most of it, or fold and write bad poker metaphors when you should be focusing on the task at hand.
  • We all have shit we deal with in our lives, but it’s how we deal that defines who we are as a person. So stand up and make something of yourself now, or lay down under the weight of it all, and be crushed. (All shit)
  • Life isn’t always easy, sometimes it can be downright shit, but it’s how we deal with it that defines who you are as a person. (closer)
  • Don’t get me wrong, I love living, but life… that’s a whole other story. Sure, there are good times, but a lot of it is shit; and that’s our test isn’t it? It’s how we deal with the shit that defines who we are as a person. Do you work to be what you want to be, or fall victim to circumstance? (I think I have something here… need to work it out)

FYI: I make those comments as I write, as notes to myself.