Jessica Hinds

Three Screenwriting Principles to Remember in 2020

Three Screenwriting Principles to Remember in 2020

Suffer Less, Write More.  It’s a new year and a new decade. At Meditative Writing©, we are starting the 20s with a healthier and more functional writing process. Below are three principles to remember throughout the year that will help you write more and suffer less during the inevitable pain of writing.  1) Nothing is […]

 Jessica Hinds

Metaphors For Screenwriters: Overcoming Resistance, Doubt and Motivational Droughts

Metaphors For Screenwriters: Overcoming Resistance, Doubt and Motivational Droughts

As screenwriters, we all know the power of storytelling and metaphor. They will change more minds than all the data in the world. So let’s play with three of my favorite metaphors to help screenwriters write more often with greater ease and, perhaps, even some joy. Metaphor #1 The Unhatched Duckling Have you ever wished […]

 Jessica Hinds

Externalizing Internal Conflict

Externalizing Internal Conflict

When I was a kid I thought I had Dissociative Personality Disorder.  I always felt like there were three of me; The Innocent Child, The Business Mogul, and the Artistic Genius. I could feel when one of these personalities inside me took over but I didn’t seem to have control over it. I was a weird kid. Still am. […]

 Jessica Hinds

Writing Is Like Surfing or Don’t Be A Dumb Baby

Writing Is Like Surfing or Don’t Be A Dumb Baby

The next time you have a bad writing day, visualize a dumb baby on a beach.  Perhaps I should explain.  The other day I decided there just wasn’t enough sand in my ass so I went to the beach. There, sitting on the wet shore, was a chubby little baby digging her hands into the […]

 Jessica Hinds

The Neuroscience of Writers Block: Why Your Goals Are Hormonally Causing You To Fail

The Neuroscience of Writers Block: Why Your Goals Are Hormonally Causing You To Fail

Ever wished your desire to write was as intense and persistent as a heroin addict’s desire to get high?​ Goal setting is one of the most simple yet effective tools to becoming  a prolific writer. Most writers have figured out that by setting goals, and physically writing them down they are 30% more likely to actually […]