Want to know one of the biggest mistakes that screenwriters make?
Let me explain with a story.
Once there was a young girl helping her mother prepare dinner in the kitchen.
The mother cut off the head and tail of a fish and put it in a baking pan.
“Mommy, why do you cut the head and tail off the fish before you put it in the baking pan?” asked the little girl.
“Hm…” replied her mother, “you know, I never really thought about that. It’s just the way your grandma did it.”
Unsatisfied, the little girl went to visit her grandmother to get the answer.
“Grandma, why do you cut the head and tail off a fish before putting it in the baking pan?” asked the little girl.
“Hm…” replied her grandmother, “you know, I never really thought about that. It’s just the way your great grandma did it.”
Further unsatisfied, the little girl then went to visit her great grandmother.
“Great grandma, why do you cut the head and tail off a fish before putting it in the baking pan?” asked the little girl.
Her great grandmother thought about it for a spell.
Then she said, “It’s because my baking pan was too small to fit the whole fish!”
So what does this story have to do with you as a screenwriter?
A lot, actually.
You see, one of the biggest mistakes that screenwriters make is to accept industry norms because they are… industry norms.
What do I mean?
Sure, it’s difficult to get a Hollywood Professional to read your script.
But is it as impossible as the majority of screenwriters in Movie Land make it out to be?
But many screenwriters let the stigma and pre-existing dogma of Hollywood affect them before they even try it for themselves.
And that’s just one example of how screenwriters become prisoners in their own minds.
My challenge to you?
Look at your efforts with fresh eyes.
Are you shying away from certain activities and strategies because you have a pre-existing belief that has clouded your mind with doubt and apprehension?
Then you’re living in a mental prison of your own making.
And you need to cut that crap out, because you’re literally attaching an anchor to your leg on your journey to screenwriting success.
Sometimes, it takes a trusted, outside figure to help you see things in a new light.
Which is why the “Read My Script” program is so dynamic.
Because like the name suggests, I will personally read your script.
Afterwards, we’ll get on a follow-up phone call where I’ll tell you exactly how to sell it.
And get this…
If your script makes my jaw drop, then I’ll even pass it to my network of Hollywood Professional friends with my full recommendation!
Didn’t I tell you that getting your script read by a Hollywood Professional didn’t have to be difficult?
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