If you have been to college in the last 2o years, an internship was likely part of your valuable learning process. Interns must be paid at for-profit companies — either by the company or the school — or else one risks abusing volunteer student work as slave labor.
As your Script Professor, I created a Dramatic Writing group on Facebook, and one of our members asked me about the problem of writing about real people that you know. How do you get around their ego that they think you cannot help but write about them? What do you do about their determination to get paid for inspiring you? Here are the thoughts I shared.
I’m sure you’ve met them before — the people that do a thousand things yet have no meaning or magnitude attached to the learning in the experience. They live overwhelmed and without wonder.