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5 things I Wish Every Writer Knew About Feedback

I remember writing my first screenplay like it was yesterday. I was 17, outspoken, and very confident in my writing abilities, so when the teacher told us we were having a stage playwriting contest, I nearly jumped out of my chair with excitement. I spent the whole day writing and planning out my screenplay. The next day, I gave copies to almost everyone in my class to see what they thought. One student said it was terrible and tossed it in the garbage. I even had a close friend tell me …

What I Wish Every Writer Knew About Self Compassion

The constant rejection, scrutiny, and failure the average writers face can easily turn them into self-loathing perfectionists. If you include the cost of entering contests, paying for coverage, and dozens of rewrites, it sometimes adds insult to injury. No one said screenwriting would be a walk in the park, but we shouldn't make the journey harder than it should be by belittling, shaming, and forcing unrealistic expectations on ourselves. Here are six ways you can become a happier writ…

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