Master Mindset: Lori Fischer on Deadlines

Since the majority of graduation ceremonies occur this month before Memorial Day, the Ideablog will explore the variety of life’s major passages: commencement rituals, taking things to the next level and meeting other hard-earned milestones. 


Writer-on-a-DeadlineHow to show up for yourself? Make deadlines. Public deadlines that you can’t back out of. Rent a space and invite friends who want to see you succeed. Write like wildfire. Write without judgment. Knowing that there’s only one you on the planet and only you can write the unique story, screenplay or play that you are currently writing. Then, stand (or sit) in front of your friends and read your newly written work. As soon as it’s done, start the rewrite, book a space and tell your friends to be on the lookout for another reading invitation…

Lori with long hair~~~Lori Fischer taught a workshop with Ideasmyth, Getting Your Story Started, Shaped + Fine-Tuned, in Fall 2014. She is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Author of the critically acclaimed musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, which played Off-Broadway at The Lamb’s Theatre in 2006 (Published by Samuel French). Lori received her MFA from the NYU Goldberg Dramatic Writing Department in 2008. Lori has appeared Off-Broadway in Cowgirls, Barbara’s Blue Kitchen and in many regional theaters across the country. Lori’s feature film Chasing Taste will screen in the Visionfest ’14 Film Festival at the Tribeca Film Center.

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