What's something about the writing industry new writers should know?
I'm a Sophmore in high school who is very determined to get into the writing industry with an urban fiction novel I'm working on. I'm the type of person who likes to know everything I can about something before going forward so what are some things that I, as a new writer, should know about the industry?
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If you're aspiring to be a script writer, sadly that is the hardest hill to climb. Not only are you gonna need an agent, since they're the ones that set up meetings and are tasked with selling your script, but the geographical change is going to be the hardest. Like an old professor of mine said "if you want to be a script writer you're gonna have to find a way to land in Los Angeles, since that's where the business is."
The field of writing has many paths to pick, so don't get discouraged if one doesn't click with you. There's also a large amount of writing curriculums that cover the various styles of writing. You have: prose, novel, short story, short film, script writing, tv script writing, film script, comic book, videogame writing, and these are just the ones of the top of my head. Take your time and look into them and pick the one you feel clicks the most with what you want to explore as a writer.