I have never scorned screenwriting either, Larry.
Probably because I don’t know enough about it to have a strong opinion…
I mean, until I read up a little on copywriting, I had no idea how different it could be from other forms of writing.
Fiction makes sense to me. Internet writing is also different. I have tried my hand at poetry too.
But writing and story that is moved and described
completely through dialogue seems like work from a different planet.
Sure I can hypothesize, but most things are an enigma until you go and do them.
Maybe Hollywood will call and give me a stab at it one day?
They better fly me first class.
I should mention that I’ve never scorned screenwriting—it’s a necessary and honorable craft, while remaining very different from the more celebrated and studied craft of fiction. How different? Well, for one thing, movies are sort of talked into marketability, if they have any, the talk being mainly between writer and producer, or writer and director, or both. Actors will occasionally offer an opinion, but these opinions are rarely heeded, until a brilliant actor-producer such as Warren Beatty wants to chime in. But Warren Beatty is the exception, not the rule.