Unexploded Ordinance – A Screenplay Reflection

I took a screenplay writing course this semester, and unexpectedly learned a little about myself. A assignment had us create a moment of discovery for our protagonist. I chose to write about when I found out that my mom wasn’t my actual mother and how it impacted me. It was hard to write and brought up some very emotional memories. I recreated it and it also helped me work through some issues that I had. Creative skills are something I believe it is important to foster in our education system as it does provide an outlet for emotions that shouldn’t be public or would be otherwise difficult to grasp. Having a way to deal with them healthily is important.


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