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  • Writer's pictureLee Hamilton

Why You Should Be Writing Features

Breaking into the industry is hard. Really hard. Every writer out there hoping to have their script produced or to become a fully-paid screenwriter is at some stage going to feel like the odds are invariably stacked against them.

A spec script, by nature, is a non-commissioned piece of work, meaning that until it’s optioned, the writer is using their own time and money to craft it, and with spec sales almost at an all-time low, many aspiring writers would be forgiven for thinking that the mountain is just too steep to even try, so why should you put all that time and effort into something with such a slim chance of success?

Let’s not beat about the bush here. If you think being a screenwriter is a quick and easy way to make millions, you’re in for a rude awakening. If you’re passionate about telling stories, enjoy writing, and have the time and dedication to learn the craft, here’s why you absolutely need to have a spec script (or preferably many!).

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