In the film business, rejection is inevitable. It’s a kick in the gut. Where you go from there is completely up to you. Discover the upside to the downside.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Much like an innocent, wide-eyed gazelle prancing along the African plains, the amateur writer has many natural enemies lurking, waiting to pounce. But I bet you don’t know what their greatest natural enemy is. It’s not the cold-hearted agent, not the...
Criticism and rejection are part of being a writer, but many writers take a counterproductive approach when dealing with them. There's a better way.
Often screenwriters Direct Message (DM) me on Twitter with questions. If I can answer them in 140 characters, I send a quick DM back. But this week, a question came to me requiring a more thoughtful examination of the issue. “I have a script Dimitri Davis slapped a ‘recommend’ on a...
You've rewritten your script repeatedly. You've gotten excellent advice, and it's still not working! Should you quit? Or keep submitting and revising it? Here are Staton Rabin's 10 tips to help you decide whether "enough is enough."
Writing is not only about the rewriting … it’s also about the endless waiting. The most torturous wait of all is the wait for feedback after you’ve submitted your work.
No matter how seasoned you are, rejection always stings. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman recalls the sweet burn of being bitchslapped by Sundance and outlines the “teachable moments” inherent in every denial.