It’s the “I’m a Fan of Christmas Decorations” edition!
This time of year, the GWRN home and office becomes a winter wonderland, with a theme of what I call “overabundance of trees.”
We have a total of 17 decorated trees ranging in all sizes and shapes, including ceramic, pine needle in burlap, Victorian gold and red, silver with red, metal with lights (outdoor), tabletop sizes, a food-only tree, and wall décor that we put bulbs on (my definition is: has branches and we hang ornaments on them, so I count those too).
The only thing we don’t have this year is a live tree. No reason, just didn’t see the need to purchase one.
Here are some of our trees:
I also collect nativity sets. Some are set out for the season; others are on permanent display in this glass case:
Other decorations include mantle garland with lights, topiaries, giant balls hanging from the eaves outside, outdoor lights, door wreaths, doorknob bells, garland, twinkle lights, most of the hand-made decorations through the years, and these miscellaneous items:
Over at Go Into the Story, Scott Myers offers some motivation for those navigating the swirling waters of screenwriting: Feet on the ground. Head in the clouds. Bonus: There’s a link to more of his wit and wisdom at the end of his post.
Go Into The Story (GITS) is one of the best blogs out there for screenwriters and filmmakers. Scott Myers has hosted GITS since May 2008 and partners with Black List to present GITS as its official screenwriting blog.
The extensive archives hold a complete education in screenwriting. Check it out, you’ll see what I mean.
The item I’m highlighting today is Deep Focus: Film School on the Cheap, GITS’ post on resources put together by members of its community. It features five subject areas: movies, scripts and screenwriting, film analysis and criticism, filmmakers, and the evolution of filmmaking.
Be sure to bookmark the site. You’ll want to come back often.
No, we don’t have a clear winner in the presidential election yet this morning, but work keeps going and so does the weekly search for interesting and informative stories to help writers. Check out these that I came across this week: