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  • Why you do it

    Tell us why you write, why you spend countless hours, days, years behind a computer or typewriter writing movies.

    It can be as long a story, or as short a haiku as you want.




    I'll start...

    "To see people, their reactions. To take control of them... disturb the peace."
    "Born Lucky"

  • #2
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    To tell a story worth telling.

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    • #3
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      It's better than a poke in the face with a sharp stick.
      Chicks Who Script podcast

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      • #4
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        I want to make a shitload of money doing something I love to do.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by SuperScribe View Post
          I want to make a shitload of money doing something I love to do.
          I want to do something I love that may end up making me any load of money. Even a pissload would do!

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          • #6
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            What about a spitload?

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            • #7
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              I'd take a sniffload for all I care.

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              • #8
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                There's one more load that's worth mentioning, but my highly refined sense of decorum won't let me.

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                • #9
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                  Really addictive.

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                  • #10
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                    Best answer I've ever seen to this question:

                    "I write because I believe my words can change the world. Every paragraph, every sentence, every syllable I construct is written with the express intention of changing people and their families. I hope as you read this you are in fact changing and I hope you'll let your families read this so they can change too.

                    Of course I'm kidding.
                    I write for cash and because as a child I was told I had excellent penmanship.-

                    ~Doug Ellin

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                    • #11
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                      Love it.

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                      • #12
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                        Because my earliest childhood memory is of hearing the words: Once upon a time...

                        But some days - I'd rather be poked in the face with a sharp stick.
                        "The Hollywood film business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." Hunter S Thompson

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                        • #13
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                          I find it an exhilarating rush to be able to create these worlds my character's live in, each world and character different to the next.

                          I've been a visual storyteller since I was very young.

                          I want to share my stories with the rest of the world and for me, this medium is the best way for me to do so.

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                          • #14
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                            My real answer is similar to Todd's anecdote.

                            I write because it was one of the few things I was naturally good at as a kid. I would often get accused of plagiarism. Storytelling is something I need to work on, but writing has been somewhat natural for me.

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                            • #15
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                              My mind is a dark and twisted place, but within the darkness are flashes of pure, hot light struggling to escape. When one of those pieces of light emerge, it's like a tiny burning ember that needs to be fueled and fanned, and that ember becomes a flame, and that flame becomes a fire, and that fire beckons to all, for it has a wonderful story to tell.

                              I write because I can't keep those embers inside me, and because I enjoy sitting around that fire.
                              Vancouver Screenwriters Meetup Group

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