Posted by Chris Morley

Part 2: Facing Illusions - A Hard Truth

Last week I shared the first leg of my journey with you all, including how I pitched a show called the Magna Carta to the producer's of the King's Speech. This week in Part 2, I want to share what I learned from my collaboration with the producers of The King's Speech and The Tudors. It has a little something to do with not loving rewrites.

My experience led me to some powerful insights that changed not only my approach to my work and craft, but also my approach to myself.

Before this experience, I was in conflict with myself about my work and what I loved to do. I discovered that the best teacher there is, is the one inside yourself. But I had to learn to LISTEN. Once I did that, everything else started to change. My work, my career, my peace of mind, everything.

How I Partnered with Producers of The Kings Speech  What I Learned Along the Way  Part 2

I believe there is something here, in the folds of my story, that can help everyone, no matter what it is you do. And that's because facts can be way more interesting than fiction. Take what happened to King John, for example. Here's a quick look at his interesting and unpredictable life:

  • He steals his bride from the altar or a rival
  • He marries her himself
  • He then falls in love -
  • Loses his territories,
  • Very nearly looses his life,
  • Plays a desperate game of psychological and political maneuvering,
  • Retakes most of England in a brutal civil war,
  • Is poised to regain all that he has lost,
  • Until a mysterious and deadly enemy rises up against him, and Robin Hood is NOWHERE to be seen...

Maybe you didn't steal a bride or nearly lose your life. But in the world of writing, anything can happen...




Did you miss Part 1? Click HERE to read it.



How I Partnered with Producers of The Kings Speech What I Learned Along the Way Part 1

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