Writing is finally about one thing going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you, that Demon being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound.
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Nobody knows anything.
Studio executives are intelligent, brutally overworked men and women who share one thing in common with baseball managers they wake up every morning of the world with the knowledge that sooner or later they're going to get fired.
But this is life on earth, you can't have everything.
Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life.
Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
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