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  1. Rob_G

    Rob_G New Member

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    In my head

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rob_G, Nov 9, 2013.

    In my head, the words flow and sound like the makings of a best seller. Once down on paper however, reality hits home :)
     
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    creativity and imagination, but lacking the ability to express it :(
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    But don't be discouraged by the reality. The reality is that it's not easy, else everyone would have a book gracing the shelves (or webpages) of your local book seller.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    same goes for seeing great moves and shots in your head vs trying to get the ball in the hoop on the court... 'knowing how' doesn't always = being able to carry it out in practice...
     
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    Robert_S Contributing Member

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    Yeah, I've scrapped an entire script and started over because once it was down on paper, it didn't feel the same.

    I don't know if there is a word or phrase for it, but I like to call it the objectiveness of paper.
     
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    I never thought of it like that before, but yes you're right.
     
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    Discouraged, never. Frustrated, often :)
     

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