Alec Nevala-Lee

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Archive for August 26th, 2012

Dan Harmon’s advice for young writers

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My suggestion for young writers: find your voice and shout it. Know who you are, know what you love, know what you hate and why. Take a piece of paper and press it to the top of your brain and share that map of your universe with anyone who will bother to look at it. If that doesn’t appeal to you, the problem solves itself, because there are those among us who are compelled to do it, and they are the ones that should be doing it…

Yes, I believe in my heart of hearts that, to quote Stuart Cornfeld, a producer working for Ben Stiller’s Red Hour, “talent will out.” Talent will out. If you should be doing what you are doing, either by grace of God or the industry’s greed, you are going to be discovered. The difficulty is that you can’t control when.

Dan Harmon, on Reddit

Written by nevalalee

August 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

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