Like a lot of other young hopefuls, I originally came to Los Angeles with the intention of writing movies. And I've written a few, as you can see below, that have actually been produced. Most of them were written in collaboration -- I enjoy the collaborative process, especially in film and TV, although I do need a break every now and then ... which is where writing books come in handy.
But I found out fairly quickly that it's bloody hard to make a good living -- or any kind of living at all -- writing movies. It can be done; I know a few people who do it -- but mostly they write scripts that don't get produced for reasons that have little or nothing to do with the quality of the writing. I see no point in writing solely to make money -- you might as well be in real estate or aluminum siding. Which is why I mostly write TV and books -- to have something to show for my efforts in addition to the money.
That said, I must admit that I've been quite lucky as far as getting my stuff produced -- out of the five screenplays I've sold, four have been produced, which is not bad. And I love movies. So I'll no doubt continue to write movies.
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