what happens next?
I don't know about you, but I'm finding it hard to write lately. All my days are . . . the same. It's hard to come up with ideas!
So, here's a little exercise I gave my college scriptwriting students--but it's a nice exercise for anyone who can write to practice writing reactive scenes.
Watch this scene from a family movie I really like, Akeelah and the Bee. It's just one of those nice, feel good, against all odds movies from 2006.
Then pretend you are Akeelah and write what goes through your head following the scene. What is your emotion when it starts, how does it change as you think through what just happened? And finally, you need to make a decision: what will you do now?
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I'm a writer for children and adults from Hamilton, Ontario.