Everyone has talent

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
-Erica Jong

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to make a horror movie… even though I couldn’t encourage you to do it more – the Horror community are the most open, friendly, supportive fans out there.

What it means, as my improv teacher at the Tokyo Comedy Store once said, “audiences want you [the characters] to walk into the danger”. They want to see you do what they fear to. For a writer, that means the courage to face your demons, and write about it with truth, and candour.

Success follows truth.


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  1. Regarding your assessment of the supportiveness of the horror community, absolutely and totally the truth. Even for something like the little zombie short I made with a bunch of friends just out of film school, I was floored by how much encouragement and attention not to mention the international interest we got from eager horror fans.

    1. Can you post a link to the film? I’d love to see it!

      I think if you make the effort to make the film, they will at least make the effort to watch it. They are so much more supportive than the comedy community who are vicious!

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