Less than a day in and I’ve already met dozens of people at the Screenwriting Expo ready to pitch their scripts. I was surprised that when I asked them if they were writers, the answers I got were “sort of”, ” I hope so” or that they were “trying” to be. Oy! As a writing coach, I know that you are the first person who must validate yourself.
My suggestion to them (and anyone who writes) is that you reframe your opinion of yourself and base it on whether or not you are actually writing. It’s what you do, not the quality of a particular project that determines who you are: I am writing — therefore I am.
I salute the writers I met today and everyone who has made the effort to attend or present at this awesome event!