That aside, yes, try as we might. we write what we write...
Oh, the strategies I've employed to get this screenplay written.
I regularly face west as part of my Feng Shui strategy to promote creative thoughts.
I make myself complete x number of pages before I'm allowed to eat another Iced Currant Bun (food of the gods)
(I'm getting used to eating stale Iced Currant Buns)
Yesterday's strategy was - I'm trying to think of a name for it...
If I have a problem, say - I can't think where a scene should go, or what will be a credible motivation for a character's next action or whatever, normally I sit and stare at the page until I go cross-eyed.
Yesterday, I wrote a list of household chores. A problem surfaced. I looked at my list. I chose a chore. I said to myself - 'Before I've finished hand-brushing the stair carpet I will have worked out how to get x to do y"
|Other stair carpets available|
Peter likes my new strategy.
Day 23 Update
6 pages - that's better, girl!