With 2017 virtually hours away, I had considered writing a post on the ‘year in review’, but truth be told, I ran out of time. Desperate for material, I stumbled across an article I wrote exactly one year ago. I realized my goals have not changed, my challenges with procrastination very much intact, so a Reblog (with a couple of minor updates) felt appropriate.
Here’s to wishing everyone a marvelous 2017 and beyond! Happy New Year!!
How many want-to-be Screenwriters in the room?
I see a lot of hands.
Screenwriting promises riches and notoriety, but much like acting or professional sport, only those few with the inherent talent, and more importantly, the unstoppable drive, succeed. Very few make a living in this arena. Plenty of dreamers though.
I’d been interested in writing since my teens but never had the drive to keep myself on track. Back in the early 90’s I took an interest in screenwriting. I read at least a dozen books on the topic from authors like Michael Hauge, Lew Hunter, Syd Field and Dwight Swain, to name a few. I even developed my own webpage at the time ‘The Procrastinating Screenwriter’s Page’, back before everyone and their uncle had a screenwriting site. Over the years I wrote four screenplays, three horror, one action/adventure. While the process was both exhilarating and frustrating, often at the same time…
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