A little intro…

Posted: February 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hello everyone,

My name is Jim T. Gammill and I am about to finish my BFA in Creative Writing here at SNHU. I live in Southern California and have been networking with industry professionals in the Los Angeles area for the past few years through various meet-up groups, the UCLA extension program, and the Screen Writer’s Network. I am currently working on my third screenplay in the paranormal/thriller genre and have enjoyed some minor successes in the field such as placing as a semi-finalist in the Story Pros International screenplay competition. I plan to make 2013 a big year for personal promotion and marketing.

 

NOW…  WRITER”S BLOCK…

 

I am a personal believer that writer’s block does not exist as many have come to think of it. As a writer you are always able to produce words on a page; this is not in any way saying that they are going to be good! I try to push through this “block” by continuing to write and push my story forward even if I cringe by writing a cheesy scene; the truth is you can rewrite that part later after the muse has returned to you.

 

However a very real form of writer’s block that I think many writer’s suffer from is procrastination. It is easy to sit at your computer and find yourself checking email, bank accounts, facebook, and the like.  In her book, The Right to Write, Ann Lamont states the importance of morning pages; I am a strong believer in this! Lamont suggests that right when you get out of bed you should sit down and write at least a page or two, I do this (most mornings depending on work and family) and I find that a couple pages often turns into many once the groove sets in!

 

Best of luck to everyone this semester! I am sure that we all can help each other develop our stories into effective and marketable works that any producer would love to get their hands on…

 

Best- Jim

Comments
  1. Leisa Pierc says:

    Hi Jim,

    What a great blog! I have a long way to go in mine.
    I enjoyed reading yours! And will come back and read more.

    Leisa

    • jimtgammill says:

      Thank you Leisa,
      It is hard to figure out how to navigate WordPress or blogspot. I am still having a hard time trying to archive my work directly; eventually I would like to have links to all my work neatly organized in tabs. Thanks for checking this out!
      More to come:)
      Jim

  2. I enjoyed your blog, Jim. It seems I wrote the yang to your yin and I found that a little amusing.

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