Is Writing Hard, Or Fun ?
To the occasional writer that enjoys writing from a personal perspective (such as; Notes in Greeting Cards, Letters of Appreciation or Congratulations, and the like), or on topics for which we have a passion or keen interest…then this type of writing can be Fun. Why – Because there is little risk.
However, when the Writing shifts to either Entertainment (Film or TV, Stage, Music or Documentary) or Publishing (Books, Biographies, e-Books, Art/Graphics or Education), the tasks become more arduous. The main reason is the fact that more is at stake ! In these arena’s the writer is seeking success, so risk is involved.
With this in mind, CreatorsVault.com suggests it may be useful to include a few good references to enhance the writer’s perspective, and lighten the load – so to speak.
In The Entertainment Arena –
A great screenplay source is available in an article by screenwriter Danny Rubin for the film Groundhog Day. He shares his 10 Rules for Your Script writing. You can access at https://thedailybeast.com/a-top-hollywood-screenwriter-lays-down-his-10-rules-for-your-script/ These are excerpts from his book How to Write Groundhog Day…very to the point.
If you prefer guidance in the “How To” Book form, you can refer to Writing Movies for Fun and Profit by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Available at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Movies-Fun-Profit-Billion/dp/1439186766 This book contains many other tips beyond the writing process.
In The Publishing Arena –
A very realistic perspective on writing books is offered by Jeff Goins blog entitled “Writing Is Hard (Or Is It?). You can access at https://goinswriter.com/writing-is-hard/ He states “Writing is easy, so long as we put the time in…The difficulty of writing has nothing to do with pen and paper, monitors and keyboard. It has to do with heart and soul, and the mind behind the words. That’s the real hard part of writing.”
There is a very eloquent quote by Ernest Hemingway, “There is nothing to Writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter (aka Keyboard) and Bleed”. Check out the comments at bottom of Jeff’s article…you have company !
If you don’t have an objective goal for your writing, then it’s best to remain a casual writer without risk. For those Writer’s that seek success in some form, use the suggestions from those with experience and move forward. Success comes in many forms, as we recall a comment from a disabled military man that has been very productive, completing 6 screenplays in 2 years – “I consider success in the satisfaction from completing the work, not on achieving multi-million dollar film success.” Creators Vault encourages Writers to Create – IP Register – Market your projects.
Best of Success,