Michelle Domanowski is the Management & Development Executive at Pipeline Media Group and a Florida State University ‘20 MFA Screenwriting graduate. She writes sci-fi with powerful roles for women.
Forget pressure—it felt taboo to dislike anything.
The only thing that “proved” I was an artist was my desire to make art—but was that enough?
An excess of emotions can also mean that your ability to think clearly and logically about your script is impaired.
It’s true that some people are born with a natural loathing for screenwriting. But that doesn’t mean it’s unattainable for the rest of us.
That’s the problem with unsolicited advice. Most of the time, the advice-giver knows nothing about you or your situation.
I’ll say it again because it’s worth repeating—put as many lightning rods in the ground as you can.
I couldn’t escape the thought that maybe I just didn’t have the personality to make it as a screenwriter.
"It feels like a play." Of all the notes I got in the beginning of my screenwriting master’s program, this one hurt the most.
I suddenly found myself getting more feedback than I could handle. Seven voices all telling me different things. Seven voices full of conviction, where I had none. I tried to please everyone. Spoiler alert: I failed.
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