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If you are an aspiring screenwriter who wants desperately to tell the stories that pop in your head at all hours of the day, the FUCKING IGNORE all this nonsense, about what is a sale and what isn't. Jesus. The people talking about this the most, won't be around in two years. Get a bottle. Stand in a lightning storm and pray you capture it. Or just write great stuff. You do the math.
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Hey Charlie Brown, I appreciate you sharing, man. I find your story really interesting.
My perspective is limited, but it seems that what Gary calls a Hope Machine isn't really a malicious and systematic attempt to create hope in industry outsiders. However, it sounds like there is the potential for folks outside Hollywood to be misinformed to some degree.
I don't think Gary's telling folks to stop writing. If his post gives people some information they didn...
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