Sometimes an image, an atmosphere or an event sparks a creative process. And then a flood of Ideas follows. Ideas can be anything. It is necessary to be open and receptive. The notion of excitement, pleasure, desire and enjoyment are very important in this phase. What follows is a period of collecting and gathering. Ideally this period is uninhibited, uncensored, from both the outside and the writer AND IT SHOULD BE LONG, as long as possible. An activity that is carefree by critique, feedback and opinions, secure and a little bit lonely. We are brought up with the romantic idea that a writer is somebody who is supposed to wait for transcendence to inspire themselves in one way or another. But the reality is that the size of the field of possibilities a writer starts to write with, functions against what neuroscientists call “cognitive miser”.
The more we postpone the act of writing the more we gain clarity in the painful way of delivering the script. Long prewriting phase can help to avoid being locked in a narrow path of possibilities, “Writer's block”. It’s useful to understand that this is a “process”. One might feel it’s moving backward when it is moving forward or better said: through moving backward it is also moving forward. In the beginning we only establish the dynamics of our story but don’t disclose the “intention”. The question “what we can or cannot do with those ideas?” Is too early.
In this workshop we collectively intend to unbalance the lonely mind of the writer by any means, pictures, songs, words, physical movements, situations and even accidental comments. The course forms around some practical exercises, to develop from an Idea towards writing the script.
Termine: Mittwochs, 15-18 Uhr