I know, I know why can’t you turn that mind off? I never know when a writing idea is going to hit, it can be at the store getting groceries, something funny happens at work, or a walk of a bike ride. However, that is the mind of a writer. You absorb what is around you. You take in every smell, sound, taste and experience you can, to prepare for potential brilliance.
Last night the idea happened at a rock concert. My best friend and his wife were in the area and bought a campsite for a concert in Burlington Vermont called Grand Point North, which Grace Potter puts on every year. Along with them, was a friend of theirs named PK, one of the funniest mellow guys you’d ever would met. It’s about an hour before Grace Potter and PK and I are talking about rock concerts and he tells this very humorous story about the rock concert from hell, he attended down south. As he is telling this story, suddenly the light bulb goes off and I have an idea. There have been a few movies written about Rock bands, but never about the fan. My idea was that this fan has always wanted to see his favorite band live and he’s never been able to and along the way to the concert all these wacky things start happening to him.
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Hi, my name is Peter Murray. I am a scriptwriter and I started this blog as a way of promoting my own writing, which is mostly plays, screenplays and television scripts. bMy background is unique. My father is a retired theater Professor and both my parents acted at The Barnstormers Summer Stock Theatre in Tamworth New Hampshire, which was founded by my Godfather, Francis G. Cleveland, who was the son of President Grover Cleveland. Having all that history within my family and a Godfather who started a theatre, it was natural that I became interested in theater. I attended Johnson State College in Vermont with the specific purpose of becoming an actor. However, scriptwriting took over. I have been writing plays since I was about twelve. I would see a Barnstormer production and say, I can do that. Yes I could do that, but in those early years, not so well. As time went on I became much more proficient with a good ear for dialogue, plot and character development. I have written a few plays. Two were produced in Vermont, a one act for First Night in Burlington called "KIng Stud," and another titled Crossing The Bridge. The latter was also taken to the Barnstormers and done at the professional level with my Dad directing. My other writing includes a few movie scripts. One is a trilogy I am working on called Derby Double. It's an action adventure sports series dealing with Soccer. Another script is called the Third Eye about a metaphysical detective(Currently trying to work that into a television series.) And currently I am working on a television series about my childhood, both here in New Hampshire and England, where I lived for five years. I call this series, "Letters from England." I have five episodes in the can and you can read them here.
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