I can’t get a single producer in Hollywood on the phone which means yes, Rob, the Holidays have begun. Over the November – December break I’m going to be writing shorter pieces so that Nancy Bates doesn’t have to weed through my thousand word mini-books twice a week. We’ll also be putting a bookmark in our quest to unravel the mysteries of Outlining until the second week in January.
In the meantime, I’m strongly considering writing a book about WRITING FOR ANIMATION. Basically, putting most of the stuff I’ve been writing in this blog into easy to follow book form. We’ll call it something like WRITING FOR ANIMATION but I’m open to suggestions. And on that note, I want to ask you guys and gals some lingering questions I’ve had in this area.
1) What are your 2 or 3 favorite books on writing?
2) What are your 2 or 3 biggest complaints about your favorite books? In other words, what are those books missing that you wish they had?
3) Do you like writing books that are more anecdotal (like Adventures in the Screen Trade) or technical (like Syd Field)?
Just curious. Next time, we’ll talk about our favorite Holiday movies (spoiler alert DIE HARD, yes, DIE HARD is one of mine). Until then, share your comments below and we’ll mix it up a bit.