Do You Want to be a Screenwriter?
Anita Sharpe on Passionate Work
That must be a top career fantasy. Have you noticed that during and just after the winter holidays, lots of books about how to write a screenplay start hitting bookstore shelves? (You don't, by comparison, start seeing a flood of books on how to be an accountant.) My guess is a lot of people spend the break between Christmas and New Year's reflecting on:
* their jobs aren't creatively fulfilling;
* they don't have much job flexibility;
* they'd love to make a big pile of money;
What better way to solve all three than by getting a screenplay turned into a hit movie. I wonder how many book buyers actually finish (or even start) a screenplay.