Question by Canadian: Are there any ways to make a living being a screenwriter if you don’t sell one to a major movie?
Answer by Rudy C
Well right off the bat there is no solid formula form of creating a screenplay. Every book you can find on writing a screenplay all have some similar and unique elements on how to create a screenplay. A screenwriter can also make some textbook format of how in his or her opinion a screenplay can be created. You can also teach your art in a college or high school because they all have classes that deal with media or communications. Joining a writers group for panel discussions also can be a way of creating some financial income as a screenwriter. Also helping other screenwriters sell stories to producers or movie networks is also another way of making money. All these activities don’t involve you actually selling anything to a major movie. Hope that helps.
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