I Spent $600 to Start Screenwriting —Was It Worth It?

In the middle of a writer’s strike, no less

Addie Page
A Different Page
Published in
6 min readJun 13, 2023

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My script in Final Draft 12 (a.k.a. $200 I’ll never see again)

There’s something about the way a screenplay takes up a page: the margins the size of my palm, that comically huge typewriter font, the ALL CAPS words thrusting their chests out on every line. It reminds me of being a 10th grader, fiddling with the settings on Word, thinking, “Maybe Mrs. Carpini won’t…

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Addie Page
A Different Page

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