Living my life as both and actor AND a writer, means that I think about WANTS a whole lot. My characters always want something, desperately, fully committed, eagerly... If I know what it is they want - my work, whether it's acting or writing - becomes so much smoother and richer. But what actually is it... to want?
*To have a desire to possess or do.
*To wish for.
*To need, crave, or demand.
*To hunt or seek in order to apprehend.
No real surprises in the dictionary about this word... but then again, if I think of my characters as hunters, who seek their prey in order to survive... the want becomes the most essential thing to uncover.
Instead of asking 'what do I want?' I can try 'What am I hunting?'
or 'what am I craving?'
Or 'if I had one wish from a ginny - what would I wish for?'
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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