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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 12:03:19 PM »
But surely following your gut instinct and failing is better than never trying and looking back at your life and wondering what if? :-\

That's the right attitude and how most screenwriters think... Man... your half way there... Now just get the writing part sorted.
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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2014, 12:51:55 AM »
I think if you want to make a living writing, you have to spend at least 6hrs/day writing every day. Yes, a handful of people sell a spec for a lot of money, but then what? You're gonna repeat that over and over in order to make a living out of it? IMHO, to make some money out of this "hobby" you have to be prolific.

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 08:08:02 AM »
yup

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2014, 06:20:13 AM »

Yes.

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 07:32:05 PM »
But surely following your gut instinct and failing is better than never trying and looking back at your life and wondering what if? :-\

Yep !!!!

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2014, 11:43:32 AM »

Thought I would bring this back to the top incase any new members feel like a giggle.

Please read the screenwriting.PDF attached at the top of this thread.

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2014, 12:03:33 PM »
Thanks for the insight, Alex.

I have read many screenwriting books to learn the craft, but I think the main thing about being a writer is that if you enjoy it, you are compelled to write. I get great satisfaction when I finish a script, and writing is very cathartic -- and cheaper than a psychiatrist!  ;)

Despite all of the rejections and false starts, if you really love writing, keep doing it!

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2014, 12:08:50 PM »
Thanks for the insight, Alex.

I have read many screenwriting books to learn the craft, but I think the main thing about being a writer is that if you enjoy it, you are compelled to write. I get great satisfaction when I finish a script, and writing is very cathartic -- and cheaper than a psychiatrist!  ;)

Despite all of the rejections and false starts, if you really love writing, keep doing it!

Thanks Greg,

I think many writers do become disheartened and want to quit several times throughout their writing career, though determination and persistence does get you through.

You need to be able to see the funny side of how the industry works, as it is always better to have a giggle than a cry and that is why I wrote this article.

Hope you got a laugh from it.

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2014, 12:53:59 PM »
Yes I did get a laugh, Alex. Most of what I write is comedy, and that helps keep it light and fun. But I do have some serious stories too, and I enjoy writing drama. It's a good feeling when you achieve that balance between light and dark.

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Re: So you Want to be a Screenwriter !!!
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2014, 01:59:56 PM »

I'm a bit late with my reply, though thanks for that Greg.

Maybe I should be writing Blogs, as more people laugh at them than my screenplays !!!!

Glad you enjoyed the read.
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