Making it in Irish Comedy Screenwriting

Becoming a screenwriter has become quite a fashionable trend today. Unfortunately, unless you have the instinct, talent and passion, it will be hard for you to follow this career path. Without these things, you are going to have a very hard time starting off as a screenwriter.

However, you can’t solely rely on these three things to get you by. Even though many do with storytelling that is related to instinct, it isn’t the only thing that is required. You need to let your audience relate to your characters. Make them care.<> at Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

You need to have the vocabulary to express without over indulging. Word selection and sentence formation are always going to be the bread and butter of writing. These aren’t things you can learn, though. You either have them or you don’t. If you don’t, making it in screenwriting is going to be very difficult for you.

You will also have to learn what turns a good story into a great one. The nuts and the bolts of how stories work. Why certain scenes are placed in specific places. The understanding needs to be cultivated early on in order to be a good screenwriter.

The biggest argument against this from people is that when you follow the rules, you get mainstream and boring stories. This is not completely wrong but to say that it was absolutely correct is not fair either. Having ideas is important and having the right tools and techniques to convert those ideas into works of art is essential as well.

So if you are looking at making it in Irish comedy screenwriting, you will need to start practicing right away. But unless you already have a burning passion for storytelling inside you, there is no way you are going to be able to make it as a writer.