As always I hope you enjoy the read and I hope this gives you a little peak behind the curtain into my mind .
I find the question annoying because I hear it often and I always answer it the same way, I say "Everyone runs out of ideas at some point, the trick is to start thinking in a different way or more so look at the project from a different angle and see where that takes you in the creative process....
Many people seem to confuse running out of ideas with writer's block ad the are NOT the same thing at all. I get writer's block way more then I run out of ideas. I've written a few times about the ways I beat writer's block but just to review shall we ?
Beating writer's block :
1. Watch a movie in the genre I'm currently writing
This gives me fresh ideas and ways to work through the block the quickest.
2. Go for a walk.
When I'm walking my mind is free to wonder more so then when I'm in my office trying to write. I have come up with some of my best stuff while walking.
3. Have a snack.
This will gives me time out of the office or from bend the computer and allows me space to have "outside the box" ideas.
These are three ways I battle writer's block and they work for me most of the time. i was cooking my lunch today and listening to music and an idea popped into my head I ran into my office and grabbed a sticky note and jotted down the idea and it will either be the stat of a new screenplay or I'll work it into a project somewhere.
That's another tip I give out often if you an idea write it down no matter how small or out there it is it could be something special that you don't have all the pieces to yet. I recently started keeping a notebook just for random thoughts and ideas I have and I have come up with some good ones in there.
I had an idea for a short film based on a road sign that i pass everyday on my daily walk and I would think EVERY time I walked past it until one day the idea hit me and before I got home that day I had the characters, back story, the surprise twist and the ending figured out. Inspiration can come from anywhere you just have too see it.
I wrote on Facebook today that for the first time in a very long time I don't have any pressing projects I'm working on and that I was going to take this time to refine the scripts for a few future projects . I have a few ideas kicking around the office but I'm not sure if I want to focus on writing new projects or focus on the scripts I've already got written and get them ready to shoot.... I think this is what they call #WriterProblems Haha, Have a great weekend everyone :)
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)