Creativity, writing and artistry
The first and most popular and most annoying question Julie gets asked every night is who is she and what has she written (see the About and FAQ.) After she and Randos explain to newbies to search for her name or swipe down on the Periscope app to see where she lists what she is (a screenwriter) and has written (Look. It. Up. For fuck's sake: right in front of you again FAQ), she receives questions and comments about the type of work she does and her process. On many of her Periscopes discusses the technical break-down of scenes but she will equally talk about life as a creative person and the ongoing work that entails.
Julie has cited Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way as a book she returns to in order to get back to her roots, get in touch with herself (not that way, you pervs) when she needs to find her, ahem, way.
Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way is a resource not only for writers but for any creatives: dancers, photographers, painters, poets, scrapbooking, whatever creative art you see or want to find within you. You can find out more information about Julia Cameron on her official website. Cameron has a PDF available of her Basic Tools available for download. These tools include the Morning Pages, the Artist's Date and Filling the Well/Stocking the Pond.
Poetics by Aristotle
Elements of Style by William Strunk and EB White
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
On Writing by Stephen King
The Number 1 Habit of Highly Creative People by Leo Babauta
Read as many scripts as you can. When you watch television and film, mark down the act breaks to turn passive viewing into an engaged exercise.
- Recommended tv/screenwriters twitter, blog, periscope handles.