Thursday, October 26, 2006
Reality Check - have you got what it takes?
Right, off to Glasgow for a day of working writer-director Adrian Mead, as part of the Scottish Book Trust's wonderful mentoring scheme. Confidentiality agreements mean I can't talk much about what we're working on, but it's an exciting opportunity and I'm trying to make the best of it. In the meantime, I hereby direct you to Adrian's guest post on Danny Stack's excellent blog Script Writing and Script Reading in the UK. If you harbour any idea of becoming a working scribe, this post lays out some of the things you need to be doing to make that happen. Idle dreams aren't enough. You need to work, you need to hustle, you need to make sacrifices. Talent, craft, persistence, hard work and a little bit of luck are all essential. Onwards!