I'm back. I'm a writer. A past screenwriter with numerous screenplays filed away. The trouble is not writing them but trying to get them on someone's desk. My Final Draft program went on the fritz after my computer showed signs of dying a slow death and I never bothered to purchase another. I have a new computer now, but I'm on a fence post deciding to go with the writing part. I've got some great screenplays in different genres collecting dust. A vague memory floating in my brain. To me, they are great but to a script reader they are filled with you didn't do that, you should have done this at this time and all sorts of things that I should have known about. Screenwriting is a profession whereby you need someone else to help you break out. It's not like you go fly fishing and it's you and your skills to catch a fish.
What do you think I should do? Purchase another program and continue forging ahead with spec screenplays, only to have to spend time and energy finding an interested party. Or, get screenwriting software and write as a hobby. Not an easy decision!
I've decided to continue writing. Only screenwriting. I've taken an animation script, "CANDY RESCUES the TOOSHONES" in hard copy, and rewrote it. Now, I'm halfway rewriting a drama, comedy, fantasy, paranormal script, "ZACHARY'S INHERITANCE." After that, I'm going to venture into shorts.
Write what you know! I think that phrase isn't well written. It should be, "Write what you have learned." You can't write if you haven't learned a lot of things through the years to write about. All the best in your writing.
Laurentian University Sudbury Ontario Canada