Tool For Inspiration: Newspaper – reblogged

Excellent article!

Robert E. Hoxie

Ever heard that saying  “You can’t make this stuff up”

Well it’s true. Sometimes stories just don’t sound real. They are so absurd and outlandish, that you couldn’t make that shit up.

For great outlandish stories that you can turn into your next screenplay or novel, check the newspaper.

The newspaper is full of stories. True stories. Events that actually happened. Now I’d advise not using the exact story, but using the basics of it. Use the conflict.

This works well with comedy.

I like to read the WORLD or NATIONAL news. Not just the headlines, but the small stuff too.

-“86 Year Old Arrested with Six Pounds of Marijuana”

– “Man Jumps off Bridge and Lands on Fishing Boat”

– “Bank Robber uses Pitchfork to Rob Bank”

Then you write it and no one can say “That wouldn’t happen”. Well, it did.

I use search engines to find online…

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2 thoughts on “Tool For Inspiration: Newspaper – reblogged

  1. Golly, here in South Africa that would definitely work. There are always some real doozies here!

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