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Monday, May 14, 2007

What's It Like Being A Screenwriter?

Being a SCREENWRITER is like ...

  • being an architect who draws up blueprints for elaborate and complex buildings and then goes door-to-door trying to sell them.
  • training intensely week after week, year after year, for the Olympics with virtually zero possibility of ever even getting close to the Olympics.
  • endeavoring to be a professional writer of Shakespearean sonnets.
  • being an extreme obsessive-compulsive trying to organize a kids party - but less pleasurable.
  • being the one who tells a president that his policies are unworkable and even dangerous, and knowing in your heart that when your warnings are proved valid, you will get none of the credit.
  • being a mother in a society that says that swears that it treasures motherhood, but frowns on maternity leave.
  • being the smart kid in class who deliberately messes up his life so he won't be socially outcast.
  • a maker of elaborate and tremendously expensive Italian elbowpads that only 10 people in the world will ever buy.
  • trying to observe every law in the Old Testament and still maintain an exciting and enviable lifestyle.

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