Screenwriters are a sociable bunch. We do our work mostly alone by ourselves, but I like to think we’re part of a team. With each other, first and foremost.
Imagine the scenario (I know you can because you’re a writer and we’re good at that stuff)…..you’re on the football (soccer) field and one of your team passes you the ball. What are you going to do with it? Keep it? Admire it and take a seat right on top of it? No, you’re going to PASS it, keep it moving, bring others into the game, move forward looking for goals. This ball game happens every day on Twitter. You put it out there, a question, a thought, a cry for help and someone shows up, shines a big ole torch on your path and lights the way for you.
Suddenly you don’t feel so alone, so remote or so afraid of what the next step is. You start feeling the love. Yes, there is a lot of love out there, and its FREE! FREE LOVE ON TWITTER, who’d have thought? We all do the same job, but very uniquely and brilliantly, so we all support one another, at least I hope we can. Chefs are the same, wonderfully creative, very competitive but giving each other the support they need to succeed.
So take as much free love as you can, because the only thing anyone asks in return is to pay the goodness forward. No matter how far you go, and some will go far, we all need some guidance along the way. No one is born knowing it all. NO ONE.
Use whatever tools you have to do a good deed today. I’m not saying you should tout yourself as an expert, but even if you have very little experience, you can always encourage, retweet (RT) and listen. So if someone on your soccer/football field passes you the ball, don’t push it under your jumper, someone in your team needs it and your fellow writers will remember you fondly.
Feel free to check out my links. These are good people who pass the ball with great regularity….