Applications from the Abyss

I’m preparing a number of applications for tomorrow, including writing-based scholarship applications at school, an application for teaching assistantships, and both Film Independent and Sundance Labs. This requires, in addition to the script itself, things like resumes, informational cover letters, and bios. These are dangerous to write when you are feeling like crap about almost everything, including the script you are sending.

Example: Barrington Smith-Seetachitt
Biography

Barrington was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she received a pretty good public-school education, augmented by music lessons, tennis lessons, and dance lessons. Her childhood dream was to become a librarian, because the library was her favorite place, and she liked to imagine herself at the front of the room, reading books to kids at story time. Today she thinks back to her old career aspirations and realizes it probably would have made her twenty times happier than living the stressed-out, culturally bereft, financially-on-the edge life she lives.

But you know what they say–half of writing is editing.

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