by Shelton Bumgarner
I know a guy who is a novice screenwriter much like I’m a novice novelist. He frequently writes with near sexual rapture on Facebook about what he feels is the astonishing beauty of the words he’s putting to paper.
I read his screenplay — it was a big meh from me.
I have talked to him at length about how he might improve it and he is pretty passionate about what he’s written and keeping it as-is. Who am I to tell him he’s wrong? I hate it when people discourage me and I’m sure as hell not going to discourage him.
So, while I love to talk about the novel I’m writing, that doesn’t mean it’s any good. In fact, it could suck. But I do enjoy the process of writing and hope I will write something that someone, somewhere might enjoy.