Hi, I’m gonna talk a little bit more about screenwriting and producing and their relationship. Uh, yeah, the first thing you need to know, if you’re gonna get into screenwriting is to be serious about it, because if you’re not, you’re gonna wanna give up after the 10th or 20th or 30th version of “No”. And you’re gonna hear a lot of no, or a lot of things like, I don’t understand what you’re saying here. This needs to be clearer. Uh, what? No, this really doesn’t do it for me. Things like that.
Hi! Today, I’m just gonna talk a little bit about what sent me down the screenwriting path. First of all, I took a course back in 2009 in screenwriting and ended up writing a feature film, a draft of a feature film screenplay during that course. It was an online course, and it seemed to be halfway decent at any rate. I submitted it to a contest, Scriptapalooza, and made the quarter-finals, and I was shocked, absolutely shocked.
Hi everyone. Well, I’m gonna start talking more about screenwriting and what I’m doing along those lines. And one of the things I’m doing is I’ve signed up with a mentor. I have a mentor through Women in Film and Video, and we haven’t started yet, but we are working on having our first meeting, I guess. And one of the things that goes with this mentorship is that I’ve been getting assignments, so to speak, from Women in Film and Video. Things to watch, read, listen to. And there’s a really great video I just saw about focus, and it’s interesting because I thought, “Oh, I know this.” And it’s like, well, okay. Yeah, I know this. But then I really started to listen to it. And I thought, you know, something? This is well worth listening to. It’s well worth everybody listening to, so what I’m gonna do is include it in whatever blog post I put this in.
Today I’m going to talk a little bit more about the writer’s journey and trying to make a living as a writer these days. I think one question that you really need to answer before you do anything is why are you doing this? Why are you writing? What is it you hope to accomplish? What are your career goals?