Some parents hope their children will become doctors or engineers, your parents gave you a pile of clay and said one day you’ll be the next Michelangelo.
A struggling writer is a species that is dismissed by most, scorned by some and viewed pathetically even by those closest to him/her. The question that everybody actually is asking without saying as much is “Is it really a career choice?”
What do people in other industries think of being asked to work for free?
Nobody is driven to create out of comfort.
Long story short: accept even the ugly things about you.
“A man (or woman) should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” Discover the story, don’t just try to emulate what has come before it.
The same reason the drunkard needs another sip and the junkie needs another hit. I write because it makes me feel good. I write because it helps make the pain go away.
Screenwriters are always being told what they should say in Hollywood pitch meetings, meet and greets, and query letters. While there is a plethora of excellent advice in that respect, it’s what screenwriters shouldn’t say that really makes or breaks those first impressions.
The bad poetry got me somewhere. It taught me: how not to write.
Publishing three articles a day yet spending three days drafting the perfect date follow-up text.