This article originally appeared on Write/LA. It is reprinted here by the author with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) One of the hardest truths to learn about screenwriting is just how darn hard it is to break in. I think a lot of us (myself included) assumed when we wrote our first screenplays that we... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa Failure is part of every writer's life. A big part. We all fail for years before we find success. Rather than feeling bad about that, perhaps we should take a moment to think about the ways that failure makes us better writers and better people. Debbie Millman -- a writer, educator, and... Continue Reading →
No matter how many times people say it - 'Oh, I'm just writing this for myself' 'Oh, I'm just doing this for myself' - nobody's doing it for themselves! You're doing it for an audience.
Because you have a new idea and it's worth exploring. Because if you don't, you'll never escape the boring 9-5 job you hate. Because you know you have what it takes to get produced/published, but you'll never fully develop your talent without practice. Because you need a bigger portfolio, damn it. Because even if your... Continue Reading →
Heidi Grant Halvorson of the Harvard Business Review has written a great article on the mindsets that keep us from being productive and what we can do to combat those feelings. Her advice applies to all types of work, but the lack of motivation she's talking about is exactly the kind most writers suffer from.... Continue Reading →