Film Courage: Can you talk more about the fears you had? How did you know they weren’t really fears when it came to your writing (especially when you were starting out)?
Glenn Gers, Screenwriter: That’s interesting because really I believe they were fears. I think that the things that people are afraid of in writing, they should be afraid of. If you’re expecting to make a living as a writer and you’re afraid that you won’t, that’s a very legitimate fear because the odds are you won’t. In fact I think one of the most important things that I would advise is plan for the thing you fear. If you’re really afraid that you won’t make a living as a writer and you want to be a writer start to plan for how you’re going to be a writer when you don’t make a living at it because I ran into that often even after I was a professional writer because…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Glenn Gers has been a full-time professional writer of movies and television for 25 years. His credits include theatrical features, no-budget indies, TV staff and episodes, original movies for cable and streaming, such as BROTHER’S KEEPER (2002), FRACTURE (2007), MAD MONEY (2008) and many more. He has won multiple festival prizes and an Emmy. He provides tips for writing on his Youtube channel Writing For Screens and offers script-consulting via his website Writingforscreens.com.
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