Thursday, September 04, 2008

Emotions ...

So far, my boot camp has included exercises on Anger, Anxiety, Apathy, Confusion and Contentment.

I really enjoy doing boot camps. They have several advantages: I get a secondary exercise fitting the parameters into fantasy (though in a couple cases, I haven't done that), I get to explore aspects of settings I've written in or am working on without dry summary or the obligation to write a full story, and I can play with ideas or concepts in snapshot - again without having to feel pressured to complete a work.

In the case of the script boot camp, I didn't have the "relaxation" of not having to create a finished work, but in compensation, I got to work with a new medium and compress stories into a (relatively) streamlined form.

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