Actor Daniel Day Lewis has an interesting habit.
He has what he calls his “Imagination Room.”
And when he’s preparing to play a character, he goes inside this room and BECOMES that character.
He does not allow anyone or anything to disturb him while he’s in that room.
He tells his friends, family, and staff that if he’s in the Imagination Room, unless the building is burning down, nothing should be allowed to interrupt him.
No phone calls, no drop in’s from friends or family, and no Internet access.
Just him and any material he needs to get into character.
Now what does this have to do with you?
Because what I’m about to reveal to you are the keys to the kingdom!
In the coming days, I’m going to start an email series where I will identify seven specific habits of the most successful screenwriters I’ve ever met.
During the past 20 years I’ve had the good fortune of working with and interacting with some of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood.
And because of The BOSI, I’ve carefully catalogued and analyzed the common success habits that these screenwriters possess.
As a way to end 2015 with a bang, I want to share these qualities with you to give you a head start into the New Year.
So let me be anticlimactic here for a moment and reveal the first habit you must possess.
The first habit is you must absolutely schedule time to write.
But this is an absolutely loaded statement!
Because let me ask you a quick question.
Do you write at least 20 hours a week?
Why am I asking you this question?
Not because it’s a magic number, but because every single successful writer I’ve ever worked with or met has already established a strict daily writing regimen.
And they established this discipline BEFORE they were successful.
Every… single… one…
Kind of makes you think, right?
These writers were 100% committed to their careers.
They approached screenwriting, not just as a creative endeavor, but also as entrepreneurs who used screenwriting to create and express themselves.
So a daily writing discipline wasn’t just something that they casually decided to implement one day.
No, this was a sacred time of utmost importance that took priority over all else.
Without fresh material, you are an engine-less Ferrari, Pavarotti with laryngitis, Superman with a bag of Kryptonite tied around his neck.
And in my next email, I’m going to give you secret of making this habit work for you!
In the meantime, if you truly want to end 2015 with a bang, then check out the “Read My Script Program.”
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