Here’s my article on the 2014 Austin Film Festival in Creative Screenwriting:
In the words of one panelist,
Think of this as summer camp – the best, nerdiest summer camp you could ever go to. You’re on a journey to build a career as a writer. It’s a two-part journey: building your craft and building your team of the people around you. It’s a feedback loop. The more people who like you, the more people to give you encouragement. And the more people you know, the more likely one will succeed and help you.