In a matter of days, my writers’ room began working from home, all my meetings and events got cancelled, and we had to put a pin in all of the in-person programming we had set up for Kingdom of Pavement. I started lining up freelance work for when my writers’ room ends with the intention of just hanging out at home for a bit while this whole pandemic absorbs the entire city and also does the impossible: quell Los Angeles traffic. (Drag racing on Sunset Blvd, anyone?)
But on a more serious note, the coronavirus pandemic is terrifying, and now more than ever our communities need to step up and we have to be there for each other and also self-isolate as much as possible so that we can flatten the curve of the virus and reduce spread of the disease.
As writers and creatives, there’s a part of our introverted selves that might be breathing a sigh of relief (especially if you’ve bene caught up in a particularly busy year), but self-isolation doesn’t mean you need to be cut off from your community.
This is also a perfect time to develop your work: to create that podcast, to write that novel or script.
So, here’s the 10 things you can do while holed up at home during this coronavirus pandemic to continue to exercise your creativity and stay sane:[Read more…]