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Discussion in 'Café Life' started by Michael Edwards, May 14, 2017.

  1. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hi
    Mike Edwards here. Just left twenty year's worth of comfort zone. Hopefully the terror will subside and my writing/dreaming will prevail.
    M
     
  2. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

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    Welcome, Mike! Jump on in. We're a friendly bunch, in many different stages of our writing journeys.
     
  3. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Welcome! What comfort zone have you spurned, for what dreams?
     
  4. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Many thanks Robinne. Glad to be somewhere new.
     
  5. Carol Rose

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    Welcome! :)
     
  6. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hi Marc
    Many thanks for the warm welcome.
    Actually it spurned me. I've just worked 15 years in a television Studio. It was suddenly sold to property developers so we were all laid off from a dream job. Life's funny, one minute your talking to Taylor Swift about Nashville, next minute you're working as a gardener pulling up weeds.
    I've always written for fulfilment...about eighteen years ago I wrote a film script which was optioned. We were very close to principle photography when it all went horribly wrong. I stopped writing scripts for ages so it's an old dream I'm trying to resurrect. My dream is to be remembered through writing.
    Regards
    Mike
     
  7. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thank you Carol.
     
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  8. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Commiserations. Nobody's safe these days. Maybe it's always been thus. But most of us here share your dream, or some close variant thereof. Somewhere I have the outline for a script I wrote, envisaging a TV sitcom. It was pretty awful, but might be resurrectable if I could collaborate with somebody who knew the industry. Maybe we could talk about that some day?
     
  9. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

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    Welcome to the Colony, Mike. Writing may be joyful but there's little comfort in it. The longest journey begins with one step, but it also begins with uncertainty about how you're going to get there. Not that a writer should mind that, for as the old saying goes: To be uncertain is uncomfortable, but to be certain is ridiculous.
     
  10. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Many thanks Marc,
    Yes if collaboration would help I'd be glad to. Just got to get past the panic of my present financial situation. In my earlier days I worked on many sitcoms as a lighting assistant. The great thing about doing that is I discovered very quickly that in TV and film PROXIMITY is power. Talent and ability are in abundance everywhere. Without connection and proximity we tend to remain as starving wordsmith's
    M
     
  11. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Many Thanks Paul
     
  12. David Newrick

    David Newrick Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Mike. Sorry to hear about being yanked out of your comfort zone and having to deal with the resulting financial situation. Been there, done that, so you have my sympathies. But it looks like you are not giving up, so good on you!

    See you around the colony.
     
  13. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thank you David.
     
  14. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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  15. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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  16. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

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    Daughter is an actor but even with an agent, a year later the acting work hasn't exactly started rolling in. She has other jobs of course, don't they all need those, and other avenues of enquiry, eg, Star Now. I see they advertise for film and lighting crew on there, but you've already got the tee shirt, and how.
     
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  17. Chase Gamwell

    Chase Gamwell Venerated Member Staff Member

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  18. Lex Black

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    Welcome to the Colony!
     
  19. Michael Edwards

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    Hi Chase
     
  20. Michael Edwards

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    Acting and writing must be the toughest avenues to pursue. I saw so many of both types pass through our studio. Sometimes it was sad but every now and then really inspiring.
     
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  21. Michael Edwards

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    Hi Lex
     
  22. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Need hides like rhinos...but without being insensitive either, or where does it leave the Muses.
     
  23. Patricia D

    Patricia D Venerated Member

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    Welcome I look forward to seeing you around the colony
     
  24. Michael Edwards

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    Thank you Patricia.
     
  25. Peggy Lou

    Peggy Lou Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Writing doesn't fill the purse for most of us around here; but it does offer comfort.
     
  26. AgentPete

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    Nice piece of cake
    Hi Michael, nice to have you here!
     
  27. Sea-shore

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    Hi Mike, best of luck with your writing and fulfilling your dreams. This is the stuff of life. :)
     
  28. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    So true Peggy.
     
  29. Michael Edwards

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    Many thanks Peter.
     
  30. Michael Edwards

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    Thank you so much Sea shore.
     
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