WRITING IN HOLLYWOOD
Whether you have been a film or television writer for years--or minutes--you're one of us--a scribe. And, if you are pursuing a writing career, there will undoubtedly be times when you'll want to take a cheese grater to your face, beat an exec with a tire iron, or move to Laos and join a liberation front. It's natural to feel this way when your ideas--a piece of yourself--are subjected to scrutiny (read: notes). You need someone to talk to who knows how you feel.
We're here to help.
Angry Writer was started to give established entertainment writers a forum to emote, seek counsel, find enabling drinking partners, and toss around original ideas that will likely be shot down in favor of CSI: Detroit (by the way, no CSI: Chicago yet? WTF?). Because we all know, nothing makes us feel better than a good 'ol Hollywood bitch fest.
Can we make Hollywood a better place? Of course not. It gets worse every year. But, we can hope to better navigate the insanity.
The site also intends to help new writers with the basics, and offer some guidance. Have a great idea and want to write a screenplay, but don't know where to start? You're in luck. Is television your favorite medium, and you want to write a pilot or spec script? We can point you in the right direction.
Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on books (some of them are useful, and some are not), come here first and get some free advice from writers who have succeeded in Hollywood, and know what it takes to get there--and aren't trying to sell you something. E-mail us, post on our message boards, or sign up for our newsletter.
Finally, try to have fun. Because you failing miserably is the only way we'll get you to keep coming here.
"The Angry One"