Screenwriting is one of those professions that defies to be put into a box. There isn’t just one way to get into the biz, which makes every success story interesting. Here are a few of those to inspire and show you what really makes for a great screenwriter—dedication.

Big breaks come from anywhere and everywhere. If you are still looking for yours, take heart that some of our favorite screenwriters came from humble Hollywood beginnings.

How 15 Famous Screenwriters Got Their Big Break by Elaheh Nozari

I love the one about Aaron Sorkin. He was a house sitter!!! 

At the very least, this list is a testament that honing your skills and a single-minded desire can get you farther than an uncle in the business. But if you have that uncle… definitely add him into the mix. 

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