how it comes out

on writing Alex Dinelaris
“Writing doesn’t come easy to me. I don’t know what all these other writers are talking about, “Oh, I have this routine or that.” For me, it’s a painful existence. I start with structure. Structure, structure, structure. And then it’s torture for the rest of the time. I wait to the last minute to get things done, the final day, the final hour. It’s awful. When something comes to me I start vacuuming. My wife sees me and thinks, ‘Oh, good, an idea is forming.’
I go to Puerto Rico, rent a hut – and I mean a hut, where there’s nothing. No computers, no internet, no nothing. Where I’m forced to write. It’s eat, shit and write. And that’s where it gets birthed and a first draft is born.”
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Alexander Dinelaris, writer of Birdman

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.