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Stories from a seasoned screenwriter. Take heart! Your creative source is infinite and un-ending. Sometimes Hollywood just rips up the roadmap back to it. The bottom line is that Hollywood is not at all as bad as it sounds. Additionally, it's worse than you can imagine. Remember to pack a sense of humor.


I am a screenwriter living in Southern California. I've written screenplays for most of the Hollywood studios over the past 20 years. One of the uncredited writers of FANTASTIC FOUR, I wrote FIRE DOWN BELOW starring Steven Seagal, and the TV Movie 12:01 PM starring Martin Landau and MANEATER with Gary Busey. I have directed short films. I have written on numerous Hollywood studio assignments, some for big shot actors, some for small shot nobodies.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Don't Talk An Idea To Death

Ideas are energy. And energy dissipates. There's nothing worse than a writer willing to tell everyone his/her idea, and then unable to sit down and write it. That's because in the telling you are depleting the energy. In your mind you may think you're making it real by talking about it constantly, but in the end, all you're doing is draining your batteries, draining your passion, and using all that talking energy when you should be putting word to paper and getting to the last two most important ones: THE END.


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