5 movie ideas a day – day 5 post-poned

As much as I hate slowing down on this little thing, I must call for retreat when time is due. The horrible manfluenza has tackled me good on the 0-yard line, so I need to let it take its toll on me. Thus, I need to take a rain check on the 5th day of …

5 movie ideas a day – day 4

#1 When a hoarding woman sees her cramped up house destroyed by fire, consuming both her 4 year old son and all her things, she finds herself forced to take a few steps back – all the way back to where all her problems started, with her overprotecting parents and all the memories of her …

5 movie ideas a day – day 3

#1 A young boy with a terminal illness, moves into a new house with his mom and stepdad. In his new room, a loose wall panel opens up a doorway to a fantastic world. On the other side, he must side with a tormented dwarf and a band of bards to battle a vicious dragon …

5 movie ideas a day – day 2

#1 During the revolution in Laos, 1975, as the borders were closed, a New Zealand monk spends the long days teaching his young danish apprentice the now forbidden language of English. As the revolution comes to an end, the country finds itself in a troubling situation with no English speaking citizens. Help is required from …

5 movie ideas a day – day 1

#1 A young man inherits a tiny one roomer from a distant uncle. The apartment turns out to have an unseen resident. One night, the young man is pulled across to the realm of the dead, to settle an old bill of his uncle. Can he save his life and return to the world of …

Long time, no see

So, life finally caught up with me. Lots of stress at work last summer lead to a complete loss of energy and inspiration. Change of scene, change of job, new responsibilities, change of business area from mobile phone business to banking and a whole lot of traveling also took its fair share of good intentions. …

Day 7: Write a letter to yourself

Day 7: Write a letter to yourself telling you what you need to improve in the coming 6 months. “Dear me, So, you want to be a writer? And a succesful one? Then you need to change some things! I’m giving you 6 months to get better at the following issues. Remember, this is for …

Day 6: Write a short story

Day 6: Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends to your story. “They pooled their money and discovered they had forty cents, …

Day 5: A 20-line poem

Day 5: Write a 20-line poem about a memorable moment in your life. “The warmth of the night, a full moon as bright as the sun, long day of hard work pain, screaming, excitement, A moments of silence Phone call, slight panic More silence A band of doctors poking and prodding and pushing More panic …

Day 4: Letter to an agent

Day 4: Write a letter to an agent telling her how wonderful you are. “Dear Mrs. Agent, Thank you for taking your time to listen to me. I am writing to you, to tell you how wonderful I am. This may seem like an arrogant subject, but this is really important to me, so I …

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