I was recently contacted by a young person searching for advice as a writer looking for ways to grow as a writer into directing and producing in the film industry. Since this is a somewhat common trend, I figured it’s time to post my reply to be of help for others on the filmmaker journey!
Here it is…
The Bible states in James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and ubpraideth not; and it shall be given him.” After that the requester of wisdom is challenged with the thought that if he takes the step to ask, he better be willing to accept the answer.
So, here I am, facing a decision. Based on how things go, I’ll be able to come back and revise my statements, throw them out, or hopefully (what I am really thinking), I’ll be able to use them again when I come across another big set of choices… I’ve got the option to use the vast wisdom and knowledge I’ve gathered through my years, and potentially mess things up, or