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I had been stuck on my latest writing project. I spent a couple of months working together act breakdowns, scene breakdowns, character analyses, etc. I had all the pre-work done and ready to go, all I had to do was starting actually writing. I kept putting it off. So clearly something was wrong. I told myself that after I get the first couple of pages out, I'll get over my "fear" of writing and the rest will flow easily. I got myself to agree to only write 2 pages - to help me get over the initial hump. Those two pages came somewhat easily, then there was another delay.
Okay. So I had the McKee seminar, re-read his book, and found myself full of great ideas, renewed spirit, and totally unable to write.
I recently took a seminar with screenwriting professor extraordinaire, Robert McKee. The seminar was a weekend long about four different film genres: Horror, Thriller, Comedy, and Masterpiece. I signed up for two days: Horror and Comedy. The horror day was for a comic book script that I had written that always got a somewhat lackluster response and the comic day was for a play that I'm about to start work on.
While in Minnesota, I picked up my sister's copy of Camille Paglia's "Sex, Art, and American Culture". I flipped randomnly to a chapter called "Sexual Personae: The Cancelled Preface". I read the following section: