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February 13, 2013

If an 89-Year-Old Man Can Write Romance Novels, You Can Write Scripts

There seems to be a sense in Hollywood that to become successful as a screenwriter, you need to be at least 25 and under 40. And you should probably be white. And a man.

But this picture of the budding writer doesn’t have to be the rule. As a woman, I know I’m in the minority of writers in Hollywood, but that shouldn’t have any bearing on my success. Of course, the world isn’t perfect and biases do exist in Hollywood as they do everywhere else. But at the end of the day, the thing that is going to make you successful or not isn’t your age or your gender or your ethnicity — it will be your writing.

Take, for example, Bill Spence. The British public recently discovered that their beloved Jessica Blair, writer of twenty-two romance novels is actually Bill, an 89-year-old grandfather who once served in the Royal Air Force:

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February 13, 2013

Quote of the Day: David Brin

If you believe you can make a living as a writer, you already have enough ego.