Worst Days For A Writer Are Days You Don’t Write – David Wappel

Film Courage: What is the most joy you’ve had as a writer?

David Wappel, Screenwriter/Author: The most joy I’ve had as a writer is seeing my work affect people both at a screening as something I wrote that has been made into a film and even in a table read or even just hearing after the fact someone read my screenplay and just talks about what’s good about it or what is not working but just where they responded to it is where I’ve gotten the most joy because I think it’s what we’re trying to do…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).










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