Dax Snaer is an accomplished film Screenwriter who also happens to be a political junkie. Oh she also has the fortune (or misfortune) to share a partner’s desk with me.
I’m sure you know that authors sometimes get word / idea constipated. Yeah it’s actually a thing. One way for writers to bust through the block is to watch MSNBC and CNN news in the background. Let their minds bounce through and around this landscape as it bounces around the shadows in the back of their minds.
It does help when your genre is fed by the circus going on around you. Hers does.
She doesn’t just leave it on in the background. Dax takes screen grabs of the breakingest of the headlines. Between breaks, etc., she’ll filter through them; organize; an scout for royalty-free music to weave them around. She’s offered to provide Magnana Mouse with copies of them as they are rendered.
I have offered to upload them and publish them in the magazine. The setup was approved, and I’d like to unveil Season 1 Episode 1 of Dax’s Magnana Musial Screen Grab News Menagerie:
Eventually, we’ll have her a staff of ppl scouring the cable news universe for grabs from every news station and we’ll have this running 24 hours / day like an MTV CSPAN 🙂