What impressed me about the show are the characters. The writer/creator/actor Lena Dunham is super-talented and has done a marvelous job of crafting characters with inherent conflict at a variety of thematic levels, so there’s always somewhere to take them in the story.
When I moved to Europe I had romantic ideas of love waiting to be discovered amidst the land of poets, classical musicians and thinkers of Germany. On wild streak, I had an Italian love-affair. Every afternoon I romped and indulged.
Later when I told my husband, he said, “You’re sensitive, it’s why you should have stayed out of it.” I know some people can do just that, however I can’t, I’ll stick my neck out and take the consequences.
I’m often asked about how to become a writer and coming up with ideas to which I respond that a rich imagination is fueled by nurturing the subconscious. However, our psyches or what Jungians call the shadow self can be a place of darkness, hence that area— akin to wisdom—is a double-edged sword.
I’m often asked in the beginning of a class what is creative writing? It is most widely understood to be writing that comes from the imagination, writing that is not true. Creative writing is thought to be the art of making things up, in the most attractive, apt and convincing way possible.
It’s no secret…the year 2012 for films I saw and books I read were unmemorable. However I did find stories that were intelligent on a medium that I have made a point to veer from… until now and that is television. The writing and the casting of Downton Abbey http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/ is sharply etched.