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Shane Black on Screenwriting

“It came down to this. I had a piece of paper in a typewriter and my finger poised to hit one key and I couldn’t do it, I didn’t want to do it all. All I wanted to do was stop. And I hit the key. And now I have a career. So that’s the leap of faith.

“I walked through the fear. You can walk through anything. That’s the fabulous truth that I’ve discovered, is that fear never goes away. But it doesn’t stop you from putting one foot in front of the other. And, the most important realization of all, it can’t stop you from being creative. It can impede you, but it will not stop you from having great ideas. Fear will do everything except shut you down, mentally. It can’t do that.”

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