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The Screen Writing Instinct – How to Know If You Have It? By Tabish Faraz

Although it seems obvious that one would love to do their hobby, the work that interests them most or the work they feel is pretty natural to them, it is a fact that some people are unable to do so because of quite an unbelievable, basic reason:

They simply haven’t explored themselves enough to find something that they are naturally talented or gifted ones in.

Yes, it is indeed the case with some people. This is also what the command “Know Thy Self” was for. Moreover, a lot of people have written ‘still discovering’ in the about me area of their online profiles.

If you are one of those people, I would like to bring your attention to what some would say ‘the solution from an unexpected place while the place is not at all strange’ – thoughts… in terms of movies.

If you have noted it at some point in your life that your mind sometimes, often, or all the time thinks of a fictional event (or fictional events) or an imaginary person (or imaginary persons) as you see or after seeing any object, person or scenery such as the royalty-free photo from GettyImages.com above, you have a good reason to think that you have the ability to think in terms of movies or you do possess the screen writing instinct.

Screen writing is really all about stories and characters (and their telling, of course). It takes inspiration and creativity to create them, and screen writing and inspiration & creativity go hand in hand. That means, if you are a creative person, you have fulfilled the most primitive requirement of being a screenwriter.

If by having a look at the poster of the movie Thelma and Louise for example, your mind pops up the memories of the film as to what was the story and who were the characters, and you could tell that your mind, after or as you watched the movie, thought about the incidents other than those happened to the characters in the movie happening to the characters and/or your mind thought of the characters other than the actual characters of the movie going through the exact same incidents as depicted in the movie, then you, for sure, have the instinct to write movies.

That goes without saying that even Now, if, as you see or after seeing the photo of the movie for example, your mind imagines (or wishes) different, more interesting events happening to the characters of the movie Thelma and Louise or different, more interesting characters going through the exact same events of the movie, or simply if your mind can imagine, or better, often imagines out of nowhere any interesting incidents or people with interesting characteristics, then there is no doubt that you have what it takes to take screen writing on as your hobby, the work that interests you most or the work you are naturally talented in. And you can know that you have the screen writing instinct.

The best part is, as with all types of hobbies, with little or some efforts, you can use this natural talent of yours to reach a stage where you get paid to do what you love doing and are naturally talented in.

 

M.d. Tabish Faraz is a screen writing teacher, screenwriter, creative web content writer, article writer, and copywriter who has designed and is in the process of creating some screen writing courses in such a way that all of his students will be doing fully-paid screen writing works within an year of completing the screen writing courses. http://writertabish.blogspot.com

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About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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