Writer Wednesday: The Original Idea.The Heart of Your Story

Every Wednesday will be Writer Wednesday. I’m going to post a slideshow of material that I use when I present. These are slideshares and I’ll add tidbits here and there.

This one includes a video clip that I think is very enlightening for artists on a number of levels. It’s an audition; the person auditioning gets rejected, but quickly learns, adapts and does the hardest thing of all: change.

It all starts with an idea. Every story has a moment of conception. But idea is not story. There’s a big difference between the two. Some say every idea has been done. The big key to idea is that it cannot change while you’re writing, or else every thing must change. But you can keep the same idea and completely change the story. Make sense? Of course!

Originally published at bobmayer.com on June 28, 2017.

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