As you may know, I’ve taken up screenwriting since I first started writing novels many, many years ago. So I’ve been following the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes with great interest.

So, for anyone who wonders what all the fuss is about, I suggest watching this video, which will give you some idea of how the business once worked and how it works now.

Think it’s tough getting noticed as an author? Try making a living in screenwriting. Or acting, for that matter.

While it is, in a sense, easier to break in now, it’s also harder due to the sheer volume of content capable of being created. Standing out enough to merit the relatively large sums of money required to create the average streaming show, including the cost for all the actors, directors, assistants, crew members, and assorted others required to pull that shit off … well, it ain’t chump change.

Yet, writers and actors are losing out, monetarily and otherwise.

The internet has made it much easier to get the work out there. Getting paid for it, on the other hand, is … well … not so easy. 🙂

Basically, the internet is killing us all. Slowly and with smiles on our faces. Unless, of course, it doesn’t. 🙂

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