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Fred Wiehe Fright House started as a movie script. Independent producer/director Dave Reda and I were kicking around some ideas and came up with an insane asylum turned Halloween attraction. We both loved Halloween haunted houses, mazes, fear factories, and we thought: What if a Halloween attraction became real? What if the scares became real? We both loved ghost hunting shows too, but we both had the same complaint: Nothing ever really happens. So we thought, What if we gave audiences the ghost hunting episode they all wanted to see, wished they would see? We added in a young girl with psychic abilities who is the key to the haunting, and Fright House was born.
Fred Wiehe The best advice I can give for writer's block is to write everyday. The more you write ... the easier writing becomes. Even if you can only spare 10-15 minutes, write everyday. Also, never finish a day's writing at the end of anything. In other words, don't finish a chapter or a scene. It's harder to come back the next day and start a new chapter or scene than it is to sit down the next day and finish a chapter or scene. Then, you're off and running; starting that next chapter or scene doesn't seem as daunting because your writing engine is warmed up. Sometimes, I even stop the day's writing in mid-sentence, so when I come back the next day I just take off from where I left off. It's like having you engine idling until you get back to it. Give it a try.