chuckpalahniuk

Anonymous asked:

I'm working on the third or fourth rewrite of a screenplay I'm working on and I'm wondering, how do you motivate yourself when you're going back to material that you've already written multiple times? I just feel like I'm hitting more roadblocks mentally than I did my first few times around.

chuckpalahniuk answered:

I feel your pain.  You’re describing the stage where I used to shave off all my hair as proof to myself that nothing in the current project was sacred.  My way past that lag is to radically ramp up the plot, adding a shocking subplot.  In ‘Beautiful You’ my final addition was a subplot involving a couple named Yuri and Brenda — it’s hideous and contains some of the most offensive images I’ve ever depicted.  So, my advice?   Salt in no more than ten pages, a few here and there, but have them weave a radical minor story into the existing screenplay.  Doing so will revive your passion for the whole project.

chuckpalahniuk

Anonymous asked:

Hey, Chuck! Now that I've found your tumblr, just thought I'd let you know something about me. When I was in high school, I chose a portion "Guts" for a dramatic reading competition my class was having. In the end, I was suspended for three whole weeks. It was 100% worth the experience, after seeing our football team gargle on their stomach bile for a while. Thanks for being so great!

chuckpalahniuk answered:

Ouch, sorry about the suspension.   I’ve heard from teachers who were censured for putting my work on their supplemental reading lists.   Funny to think that books are still banned.

ihatealexturner

"Radiohead’s Thom Yorke hit out against the band’s success, saying: ‘The fact that (the) poor Arctic Monkeys are getting so much attention is purely based on the fact that the mainstream music business is such a bunch of fucking retards as far as I’m concerned.’ We don’t think the band were bothered. Matt Helders said he once ‘nearly fell asleep at the wheel’ after listening to a Radiohead album." NME - 50 incredibly geeky facts about Arctic Monkeys

I can’t say nothing about Radiohead. I enjoy only 3 tunes from 3 different 90s albums. So, whatever.