New Girl is one of my favourite shows. It has all kinds of funny, great setups, tons of romantic tension, and ... Schmidt!! What's not to like!!??!!
Liz Meriwether, who writes the show for Fox, says that she often writes when she's feeling mischievous. I think my best writing happens when I'm in that kind of state, but sadly, it's a little hard to feel "mischievous" at
|Zooey Deschanel and Liz Meriwether. Probably |
laughing at the fact that I'm not published ...
So once in awhile I need to Make the Mischievous Happen. This is easier said that done, but when I need some inspiration, I almost always turn to my hero. And he, like the good hero that he is, always reminds me why I love to write.
Current inspiration? Joel Kinnaman. Well, really it's Stephen Holder from The Killing, but since Joel Kinnaman is the actor who plays him I should give him some of the credit.
|I know he looks kinda sketchy - and he does play a|
meth addict on the show while permanently
outfitted in a hoodie... but still ... serious crush.
I'm not sure I need all of these timesucks in order to gain inspiration to write ... but unlike fashion, finding inspiration should not be relegated to the 'Less is More' category. When you need help writing, it's definitely 'More is More'.
How do you re-inspire yourself when you're stuck?