In this episode, I share observations – some painful, all true – from my tenure in the Facebook Screenwriting group. This group of 13,000 mostly aspiring screenwriters can be seen as a microcosm of the greater screenwriting community. Most, if not all, sincerely believe they’ve got what it takes to succeed as professional screenwriters – but only a very few actually do.
What makes the difference? Why do some make it, while the vast majority fail? How do 99% (or more) of aspiring screenwriters disqualify themselves right out of the gate?
If you’ve ever spent time in a producer’s office – or in the office of a screenwriting competition – you understand just how disproportionately the odds are stacked against you. But are they really?
Well, if my experience in this group of 13,000 writers is any indication, it might not be all that difficult to gain a significant advantage over your competition.
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