Monday, January 31, 2022

Walter Mosley's Three (3) Writing Tips

Walter Mosley, the prolific crime-fiction writer (i.e., ≈ 50 novels), related, at least, three writing tips, which are: write creatively, write about topics that you're passionate about, and don't quit: 

  1. Be Inventive: "[...] play around with words, worlds, and themes."
  2. Be Honest: "Write your truth [...] Write about the things that matter to you [...]"
  3. Believe in Yourself: "[...] persistence is key [...] Know that if you keep at it, you will eventually break through."

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Are Writers More Important Than Actors?

A film's foundation is (inarguably) its writing; thus, I've always wondered why actors, and even directors, often get more notoriety than writers. 

Thus, I wasn't completely surprised to learn that Ridley Scott, the director of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator - to name a few, reportedly agreed with me when he concluded:

"[...] writing is everything. Everything else is dressing. Sorry, actors."