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Old 05-15-2015, 07:13 PM   #121
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I know what a troll is. I was just picturing the visual of an actual troll and it made laugh.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:11 PM   #122
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I think everything that Cyfress says is right on. There is a 99.7% chance you will fail. Having any illusions about that won't really help you. But talent will.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:00 PM   #123
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I think everything that Cyfress says is right on. There is a 99.7% chance you will fail. Having any illusions about that won't really help you. But talent will.
I hate these types of statistics. It's like telling a 16-year-old Lebron James there's a .0001% chance he'll make it to the NBA. What? No it isn't. FOR HIM, it's more like 60%. For an average talent it would be 1/10,000.

Your chances depend on your current skill level.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:07 PM   #124
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I guess you didn't really get the last part of my sentence which was about talent.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:55 AM   #125
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Of course talent trumps everything. But I bet if you poll this community, we'd have a few thousand writers who all say they have talent even though no one in the know has ever told them so.

Work ethic has a lot to do with it too. How many of us are really spending 4 - 6 quality hours per day on our work? I'd bet very few.

The odds are the odds. Mostly the odds are there to turn away people who would quit along the way anyway.

My point is, work as hard as you can. Challenge yourself. Be humble and always seek knowledge. These development skills you acquire will have applications in other arenas even if they can not produce a great script for you.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:14 AM   #126
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Wow. Another Black List thread that's devolved into a bitter back-and-forth. Shocker
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:13 AM   #127
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Kumbaya!!
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