If Screenwriting Isn’t Easy You’re Doing It Wrong – Brooks Elms

Film Courage: Should a new writer look at writing as a fun endeavor or should they check themselves in the beginning and say “Okay is this something I want to take on,” the time commitment, time away from maybe friends and family, maybe there are going to be parts that won’t be so joyous? 

Brooks Elms, Screenwriter/Writing Mentor: It’s a great question and yeah absolutely, do it because it’s fun. There’s no other reason to do it and if it’s not completely fun, do anything else. Find what is fun for you. 

Film Courage: If there was something that was a hobby for you which you loved but you didn’t want to take on as a career, could you say the same for writers? They just want to write for the(Watch the video on YouTube here).


BIO:

Brooks Elms is a screenwriter and independent filmmaker. His specialty is grounded personal characters and writing story tension so thick it knots up your stomach. He’s written 25+ screenplays, a dozen of them on assignment, and sold several scripts, including one this year with Brad Peyton as Executive Producer. Brooks was recently hired to rewrite a screenplay started by an Oscar-winning writer. Brooks began his career writing, directing, and producing two indie features (personal dramas) that he screened all over the world. And Brooks also loves coaching fellow writers who have a burning ambition to deeply serve their audiences.

 


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