The full comic is too long to post. You can find it here: http://zenpencils.com/comic/161-shonda-rhimes-a-screenwriters-advice/
I’m going to print this out and keep a copy on me for every time someone asks me why I write every night instead of going to bars… I only ever acted because I loved books, I loved the fictional characters that inspired me growing up on the page, characters I didn’t know I’d never get the chance to play. But those same books and movies are why I’m writing now, and my only regret is that it took me so long to knuckle down and do it, to FINISH what I start.
I’ve finished 5 scripts this year, and they’re the 5 things I’m most proud of accomplishing in my entire life.
Shonda Rhimes, thank you for being the badass game-changer you are. I’m so grateful that this next generation of young writers have people like you to look up to.
photographs by Olivia Bee