The Long Haul

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The Long Haul

To the blissfully unaware, being a screenwriter has a wonderfully glamorous ring to it. No boss, no schedule. Parties with moguls and stars. And just think of the money you can make once you sell that script!

Of course, you know better. You know the average overnight success takes 10 years to happen. You're willing to pay your dues and you're not about to jeopardize your future by marketing an unfinished and unprofessional script. You love to write, and you especially love the entire universe of screenplay craft, from the wonders of the three-act structure down to the nitty-gritty of formatting. You're committed and persistent. You're willing to work day and night if necessary, willing to sacrifice things other people take for granted—weekends, sleep—for your career. No wanna-be, you're in it for the long haul. You're the bona fide, genuine, real deal.




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