I’m out of college a year. I’ve been writing and studying screenwriting for nearly three years now. I’ve nearly finished my fourth feature script. My first three scripts were decent concepts that were horribly executed, as you'd expect with a newbie writer. But with my fourth script, I feel like I’ve become, dare I say it, an almost decent writer. But I have no idea where to go or what to do. I’ve read so many articles and whatnot on how to get your first job as a writer. Yep, there’s no single way to make it as a writer, everyone has a different story, and so on and so forth. But I’m trying to look at genuine options. You could contact agents or managers, but most of them won’t give you a second thought if you haven’t gotten work before. You can send scripts to producers or studios, but 99.9% of them don’t read unsolicited material these days. You can try and get a low level job or internship with a studio or producer, but there’s always going to be hundreds of people more qualified than you also going for those jobs. They’re unlikely to hire you if you haven’t worked first. It doesn't help that I live in Ireland, where the film industry is quite small anyway. So what’s the only option left? Getting a soul-crushing office job, then putting every spare cent into script coverage and entering competitions, or saving up so you can make your own film? Perhaps I’m just being too pessimistic. I mean, I love writing, and I’m not going to stop any time soon. It would just be comforting to know about more genuine, practical options or routes. But I don’t think there are any. Any thoughts or advice that you more experienced writers could give me? How did you get your first writing job or sell your first script?