Many of us get discouraged at the fact that we feel like we are aging out of the industry. Many of the success stories we read are about people who have had overnight success. People in their early 20s cashing checks and buying houses.
I just turned 33 this week and I have to admit, I was a bit down about my age and where my career was within Hollywood.
But I turned my frown upside down when I saw this tweet from Beck and Woods, the writers of A Quiet Place (among other fantastic scripts).
This tweet completely dispelled my worry that I might have passed my prime when it came to screenwriting. It shows that age is just a number, and storytelling is all that matters.
We need to top determining our worth as creators by a number on our driver's licenses and instead focus on the ability to captivate an audience.
And it wasn't just this awesome graph that reminded me that some of the best people of all time started late, but also the replies to the tweet.
Age is just a number when it comes to storytelling. So don't worry about what you can't control.
So the next time you're feeling down about this stuff just remember that you are in control of the stories you tell. Keep cranking our drafts, churning out stories, and honing your craft.
We can't wait to read what you write next.
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