A couple of weeks ago, I was hanging out with one of my friends and we started to talk about life goals. One of her goals was to write a movie script. Of course, when you have lofty creative goals and no plan of attack, they tend to get lost. I’m too busy. I’m too tired. I can’t commit to a writing schedule. I lack motivation.
That’s when I volunteered to be her creative partner. What’s a creative partner? It’s the same as an athletic training partner, except it’s applied to a creative project. I’m not going to help her write the script. I’m going to write my own script at the same time. That way, we can work together to keep each other motivated and on track.
A good creative partner will:
- Keep you motivated
- Keep you consistent in meeting deadlines/writing goals
- Give you a little competition to work up against
- Give psychological support, when you think you can’t go further
- Help you through writer’s block
On the topic of writing a script myself, I’m not going to lie. I have no idea what I am doing. Except that my dream of creating a movie about Frisbee Ninjas may moving closer to reality.