Ever wondered what being a professional screenwriter REALLY teaches you? Screenwriter, Doug Richardson, shares his ideas on one of the biggest lessons there is to learn for professional screenwriters. 


"What being a professional screenwriter really does is teach you how to grow through adversity. People who are watching the movie, at the end of the day, are they going to like it? Are they not? Are they going to talk to somebody and say 'Hey, I saw this really great movie! I'm going to give it 5 stars. I'm going to give it 4 stars.' That's adversity. You're trying to get THAT. You need to admit to yourself, 'Hey, I may not be the most awesome writer in the world. My story might not be compelling. I better have others out there to tell me: 'Grab a chair. You need to fix it.' That's what most real writers do--what most real, professional writers have learned how to do."

-Doug Richardson
Die Hard 2 (screenplay)
Bad Boys (screenplay)
Hostage (screenplay)

Check out Doug's FULL filmography on IMDb

Until next time, writers! 
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