23 Times Nick Miller was You as a Screenwriter

Nick Miller from ‘New Girl’ is one of my all-time favourite sitcom characters, and his journey as a fiction writer poses some all too familiar situations to me as a screenwriter. So I felt it only appropriate to document life as a screenwriter through the only way I know how… Gifs.

1. When you open your script for the first time that day
when you start work

2. Then a minute later…
and approximately a minute later

3. When you were first asked what it’s like being a writer
when someone asks what you do all day

4. And now when someone asks
'work?'

5. When you get your first Mac
when you get your first macbook

6. When you get writer’s block
when writer's block strikes

7. When someone tells you to learn from feedback
when you reach the midpoint

8. When someone tells you to read more scripts
when someone tells you to read more scripts

9. When you’re writing dialogue for your favourite character
when you're writing dialogue for your favourite character

10. What you tell yourself at the end of another unproductive day
what you tell yourself

11. When someone asks if you like your own scripts
when someone asks if you like what you wrote

12. When you find the perfect music to write to
when you find the perfect writing music

13. When you try to practice positive reinforcement to get motivated
when you try to practice positive reinforecement

14. When you try and write in a coffee shop for the first time
when you try to go and write in coffee shops

15. When you first write a scene
when you first reread a scene

16. And when you re-read it…
nope

17. When you’re fed up of ‘constructive’ criticism
when you're just fed up with 'constructive criticism'

18. When you have to write death scenes but weirdly enjoy it
when you start writing all the death scenes

19. When you get feedback on your first draft
when someone actually compliments your script

20. And when people actually compliment your writing
when people are nice about your writing

21. When the 3am cravings start during a writing sesh
when the 3am cravings yet

22. When you finally finish the first draft
when you finally finish the first draft

23. And when someone asks if you like being a screenwriter
when someone asks if you like being a screenwriter

Cause if we’re being honest, it’s painful and tedious and heart-wrenching, but it’s what we love. Thanks for reading this post, even though it’s less intense that usual, I shall be back to regular posting soon – after my current script deadline is over!

All Gifs found on Google Images
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