Are you in love with the art in yourself, or are you in love with yourself in the art?

posted Aug 7, 2016, 12:02 PM by David Alan Binder

Are you in love with the art in yourself, or are you in love with yourself in the art?

 

I have a question for you, Dear Writers and Dear Readers.

Are you in love with the art in yourself, or are you in love with yourself in the art?

This is a paraphrase of the quote from My Life In Art by Konstantin Stanislavski, “Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.”

If you are in love with the art in yourself then you should be a writer, if you are in love with yourself in the art then you should be in movies, on TV or in plays and in theater.

Knowing yourself determines which you should be.

Know which type or level of conflict that interests you the most.  (These conflicts are a rehash of Robert McGee, from this podcast, link below):

http://bigthink.com/videos/writing-is-about-conflict?inf_contact_key=b8896fa2410c12f63d617d39f20eb7fe6c2bdee0b7e1eef4afdd9487ce769f6e

The rephrasing of Robert McGee is as follows (it is not word for word; however, it is suggested strongly by Robert McGee, which is why he deserves the credit.)

If you are a interested in inner conflict of the character, then you should be a novelist.

If you are interested in interpersonal relationships then you should be a playwright or screen writer because of the dialogue.

If you are interested in the extra-personal conflict with the physical or social world the film should be your medium.


Let me know what you think; feel free to email me at ab3ring AT juno DOT com 

Or

Dalanbinder AT gmail DOT com


Donations are appreciated from you Dear ones, you are my Dear Readers and my Dear Writers that maintain the passion to make us all better for it.

 

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