What Kind Of Training Have You Had For Writing? Essay

2408 Words Dec 19th, 2016 10 Pages
As one who believes in highlighting all talent in TV and movies (and especially when it comes to Hallmark, my favorite network), I was immensely grateful to get the chance to ask Nina Weinman a few questions about her work behind-the-scenes. She has penned such beloved films as Backyard Wedding, Stop the Wedding, Operation Christmas, and so many more, and since I am a writer myself, I consistently relish the opportunity to get a perspective on the creative forces who give us such amazing stories year in and year out. She detailed a little about how she got started as a writer, why she loves the Hallmark network, and even hinted at her future pursuits.

With Rachel Boston on the way to HOME & FAMILY for STOP THE WEDDING
RH: Why did you decide to become a writer and specifically a screenwriter? What kind of training have you had for writing?

NW: I 've always been a storyteller from a young age. Every childhood game was actually a performance or "putting on a show." I did a lot of theater and dance when I was younger and had (and still have) a strong passion for the arts. I knew I wanted to end up in Hollywood (I grew up in Silicon Valley), but I wasn 't entirely sure in what capacity. I studied journalism, but wasn 't passionate about it; however it was a great training ground for being a screenwriter. Upon moving to LA, I finally admitted to myself that I wanted to be an actress, but it wasn 't until I wrote a play--so I 'd have something to act in--that I realized my…

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