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The very best writers, film-makers and actors understand this story secret… everyone is important, there is no such thing as a secondary character or an background extra.
Such attention to detail is what will make any story or any role you are involved in GREAT.
The premise behind this secret is the simple understanding that people are stories and “not plot” or “situations.”
It so happens that in a film or a novel we CHOOSE to place our frame of focus over a particular person, character or group of people for a CHOSEN period of time. But stories have been told since the beginning of time, stories are happening all the time, and stories will be told until the end of time. The creator is simply choosing where to place his or her magnifying glass.
When I saturate myself in this truth… I never have a problem with writers block.