An interesting interview. Definitely not a “rah-rah” interview about the joys of screenwriting. I believe from 2012, so some of the comments might be dated but I found to be a really good discussion. My take away from it was, write a good story and worry about the other stuff afterwards. John asks a lot of questions that I am sure many wanna-be screenwriters, like me, are asking.
Like writing, it seems I have found myself in another interesting field that might amount to nothing more than self-satisfaction in putting my story to “paper”. Oh well, it will never amount to anything if I do not give it a try.
Terry’s take does make me feel better about the path I want to take. That is to write books and if it seems like it has potential, then write a movie script and see what happens. I can’t really think of better advertising or credentials of a story than what a successful movie can bring to book sales or a top seller can bring to getting Hollywood to consider the story.
It is a long read but if you are interested in learning more about screenwriting, I think this interview addresses a lot of questions and aspects of the field.
Please comment. I would be curious to learn what you think.