This is a post that I shared with the Facebook Universe back on July 15 of 2009, before I had this forum available to me. I repurpose it here mostly as a reminder to myself of an important life lesson. I hope it hits the spot emotionally for you, as well.
I’m often asked by new writers how I learned how to write for film and television. I first learned how to write in journalism school, and then as a working journalist for 10 years or so before I morphed into writing for film and TV. So for me one of the big answers to the question is I learned how write scripts from READING OTHER PEOPLE’S SCRIPTS. Especially produced scripts.
For the “Petes” of this world that I offer this website. I hope somehow it enlightens you, helps you hone your skills, makes you laugh and blesses your socks off. And I look forward to hearing from you often in the comment box, or at email@example.com.