Listen to Nova chat with author/screenwriter/teacher Sara McDermott Jain. Sara is an award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author. Creator of a book-to-script course and does other writing instruction. Her recently published book is Wolves at Night.
Sara explains her why – it all comes back to the power of story. Writing has always allowed her to figure things out and put them into perspective. She also goes into the fear involved in writing and sharing a story a person might want to get out.
Nova and Sara discuss how writing empowers. Sara talks about how the growth of her characters in her books reflects what we all go through in life.
Sarah works with moving from fear to empowerment via the horror and thriller genre. It’s a natural fit for her because so much in life is about overcoming fears. Horror is frequently about something you must face – a familiar life topic. Moving forward tends to be about overcoming monsters (frequently metaphorical ones). That can lead us from fear to empowerment.
Sara suggests that when you identify what horror movie bothers you the most – even just hearing the concept – might uncover something about your thought process, limiting belief, or something that scares you in real life.
Going from fear to empowerment comes down to identifying the fear and then making a plan.
What is your why?
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