Lilly Singh plans to write feature scripts for movies and TV shows
Artist-actress Lilly Singh, who has just written her second book, says she’s been doing short comedy for a while and now wants to get into writing longer screenplays for movies and television shows.
”Be a Triangle: How I Went from Being Lost to Getting My Life into Shape”, published by Pan Macmillan India, in which Singh shares his personal struggles with identity, self-sabotage and negative thought patterns , was, however, ”really difficult to write”.
She had five false starts to write it.
”I started writing and I would delete. I even tried to stop writing this book! I called my manager and said, “I can’t do this”. It was super hard because it required me to go on a journey and do some really deep work that was scary and uncomfortable to do,’ Singh told PTI in an email interview.
But she is quite happy with the result.
”I call this book, ‘the blueprint for creating a safe space in your mind’. I think it’s relevant for anyone looking to find more satisfaction in their day-to-day life. The tools in the book have proven useful for me in finding more stability in my life, which has also helped me to be happier. It’s concise by design because I want it to be a book that people can have as a reference at all times,” she says.
Singh decided to write ”Be A Triangle…”, a sequel to ”How To Be A Bawse”, because, during the pandemic, ”I realized that who I am as a person, what are my values, what do I want to achieve in life, what is my moral compass, everything has fluctuated a lot from day to day”.
She goes on to add, “If anything was going well in my life, I would be super grateful. I would be a different person, when something was wrong and suddenly my whole moral compass changed. I would have a different outlook on life, and I didn’t understand who I was, changing so much from day to day. So I concluded that I needed to build a solid foundation of who I am that doesn’t waver.” According to Singh, his goal in writing this book is to have built such a solid foundation based on the ideas in the book that these the words will years from now apply to his life and that of his readers.
On her next writing venture, she says, “I really want to get into writing longer scripts for movies and TV shows. I’ve been doing short comedy for so long, and now I feel ready to develop more complex stories, character development, stories, and show different points of view. ”For Singh, who writes, directs, produces and stars in comedy and inspirational videos, the definition of happiness doesn’t always have to stay the same.
“Right now, happiness is working on something really meaningful, being there and having fun. My goal is to go home at the end of the day and say, “It was great fun and I made some great memories.”
“Also, happiness for me is doing meaningful work while being surrounded by great people. Whether it’s friends or someone you work with, being able to make real connections with people is also my definition of happiness,” she says.
Meditation, which she talks about extensively in her book, is Singh’s favorite stress reliever.
“I started meditating regularly about a year and a half ago. I don’t have a specific way to do this, but the most common way to practice is through the four pillars I talk about in “Be A Triangle” (a relationship with myself, a relationship with the universe , understanding distraction and implementing design),” she says.
She also laments that in some cultures around the world, including India, women are told what to do. But she feels that is changing.
“…I think there’s this universal culture of trying to control women in different ways that we really need to address. I talk about it a lot in my Ted Talk, but I think it’s going to take a big culture shift for that to happen. I’m trying to be part of that change,” Singh says.
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