Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Artist Unleashed: DREAM BIG. OR GO HOME, by Dawn Ius

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  1. I think script writing would be really cool, Dawn! Just don't stop to think about it too much. That's when you'll doubt. Just go for it, dreamer!

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    1. You're so right, Alex. The reason I wrote the first script was because I figured I had nothing to lose. I just need to keep thinking that way!

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  2. A big congrats, Dawn! I'm with Alex - go for it!

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    1. Thanks, Talli. I am really excited about this new phase of my career.

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  3. Hi Jess - what a great post by Dawn - good luck .. sounds like you have the right creative spirit to succeed ... as Alex and Talli have said - go for it ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. If there's anything I don't lack, it's creativity :-D I might actually have too many ideas floating around :-/

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  4. Dawn, congratulations! Why not dream big? What do you have to lose?

    I have a humble dream: to write book that change children's lives.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa.

      What a beautiful dream! Do you have a project in the works that fits with that goal?

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  5. Good for you! Re: writing scripts, when it's not dialog, you have to 'tell' the director what you want the scene to look like. Adjectives and adverbs are now OK. There are books on formatting. You'll get the hang of it. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Em. That's a great way of narrowing it down. I find when I flip back and forth between fiction and screenplay mode, it takes me a bit to get back into it. It's fun, though!

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  6. Dawn, this is fantastic! I am sure great things will come of this relationship. Script writing isn't all that different from narrative writing; in fact, it is freeing. Lots of the stuff that is "cheating" in narrative, like too much tell, is actually required in scripts.

    My big dream-- finish the book I am currently writing, and have it help someone who is facing the loss of a loved one.

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    1. Thank you so much. I agree - only great things can come. Anna is an amazing agent - truly. She's nurturing, kind, and a cheerleader. I'm very lucky.

      Your dream is awesome. Keep writing! And I have no doubt you'll achieve it. Good luck.

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  7. Oh I definitely believe in dreaming and following our dreams. Good luck with yours, Dawn. I think it's wonderful how creative you are and how willing to step out of your comfort zone. I am doing that as well, writing fiction for the first time after 30+ years as a nonfiction writer.
    Karen

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    1. Karen, I understand what you mean. I wrote Journalism articles for MANY years and it's quite the switch. I remember the feeling of euphoria, though, the first time I wrote a piece of dialogue and realized I didn't have to source the quote :-) Sending you creative mojo for your dreams!

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  8. We need dreamers in our world, as long as they occasionally touch down to let us know what they're dreaming. Writing scripts would be fun.

    My big dream is being able to write and paint without interruption by the daily living duties (for that I'd need a staff to look after the house and family). I'm a planner, but I do waver at times, too.

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    1. D.G. - Yes! That is my OTHER dream. Well, the writing without interruption part. I'm terrible about setting aside the appropriate amount of time, and though I've created numerous work spaces - in my home and everywhere I go - I am easily distracted. Good luck with your dream...and if you figure out the secret, please share!

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  9. Wow, Dawn! That's really, really cool! I had a friend who wrote scripts--he actually worked on some HBO shows--and he always encouraged me to go for it. I think books are still my thing, but here's wishing you all the best of luck! I know! Since we're dreaming big, how about you write my screenplay one day? LOL! :D <3

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  10. Changing track means things stay exciting. From your description it looks like you are a writer through and through, so what the heck... write everything. And anything. It's the writing that matters. Go you!

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  11. Love this interview! My big dream is to meet a few of my writing friends from around the world. :)

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