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When do you consider yourself a screenwriter?

When do you consider yourself a screenwriter?

That’s a good question and something that was raised in my interview with writer of the Scorpion King: Book of Souls, David Alton Hedges, he pondered on this question himself and something that’s been stuck at the back of mind since.

My Instagram bio reads ‘screenwriter (aspiring)‘.  I think that’s fair.   It doesn’t mention all the other things I aspire to be (the bio profile isn’t long enough) – but that’s the one thing that means the most to me, to succeed at this… I don’t think its necessarily the best writers who ‘make it’ but those who have stretched themselves in terms to respectfully network and build their foundations.  All they need is for one person to pick up their script and see some potential, something that can be worked with.  I need to get my game on and plan to do that this summer.  David told me that he got countless no’s for one script – and then went onto win the Academy Nicholl Fellowship award. Yes my script needs a lot of work, but its a damn good story.

I have grand plans, I just need the right ear to whisper into.

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” Theodore Roosevelt

 

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