"I write because I don't think we're done"

Posted on July 09, 2014 by John Willshire

This brilliant video was sent over by both Ben Ayers & Digby Lewis (it must've popped somewhere yesterday I guess) - it's Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black talking about his creative method, writing all the parts of the film out on individual note cards, then using them all the construct the final framework to write the draft from:

"Each note card should be as pure and singular an idea as possible, because I want to be able to move all the pieces around"

 

 

It's the Nabakov method, Burroughs' cut-ups, Bowie's songwriting... a way of working creatively that is both familiar and fresh and new every time I come across it... it's how Artefact works, of course, but I'd be lying if I said I knew that when I made that first set for a workshop.

All the pieces keep moving around, and we find new things. We make, because we don't think we're done.

Posted in Artefact Cards, artefactcards, brainstorms, Dustin Lance Black, visual thinking, workshops, writing


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