by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) Remember Rocky Balboa, when Rocky gives that awesome, inspirational speech to his son? Winning isn’t about how hard you can hit, Rocky tells him. It’s about “how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” That’s a message we screenwriters need to hear. After all, we desperately hope to break... Continue Reading →
We've started a new advice column here at LA Screenwriter that features answers to any and all questions you might have about screenwriting and the film world. If you have a question, please send it to LAScreenwriterBlog@gmail.com. Our question today comes from Elizabeth: Is it hard for everyone when they start off writing screenplays? I... Continue Reading →
Rejection is part of being a writer. In fact, it's one of the biggest parts. Executives, agents, managers, publishers, producers -- they don't like taking risks. And everything seems like a risk. That's why it's so hard to find that one person who truly believes in the work you've done. Of course, you need to... Continue Reading →
It is impossible to sell animal stories in the U.S.A. (Rejection slip for George Orwell's Animal Farm)
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.
Rejection is an essential part of the writing process.
Jeanne V. Bowerman recently wrote a great article about her own experiences with rejection (something that every single writer throughout the ages has dealt with) and how we as writers can make the best of each let down