Writer

1990-Present

INT. HEART - DAY

The ADULT (wise, jaded, sarcastic,) gazes at the CHILD (optimistic, whimsical, articulate.)

                ADULT

What do you want to be when you grow up?

               CHILD

A dog-herder.

                ADULT

That's not a job, pick something real.

                CHILD

A writer.

              ADULT

I said something REAL.

             CHILD

A screenwriter?

             ADULT

Maybe you should be a dog-herder.

            CHILD

Or maybe, I'll start writing poetry and short stories at the age of six and then get a BA in Creative Writing at Pitzer College. Yeah! And then how about I write monologues and plays focusing on timely social and political issues as part of diverse and cutting-edge theater company for six years; which of COURSE, will give me an impetus to complete a two-year professional screenwriting program.  After that, I'll be a script analyst for MarVista Entertainment, while learning to write and produce political parodies, sketches, short films, web-series, and music videos.  I'll probably get some pilots and features under my belt, and if there's any spare time left I'll offer my services as a copy-writer and script-editor. Oh, I know!  Maybe I'll host a cold-reading series every week just for fun.  

             ADULT

Now you're being unreasonable.