Quote of the Day – John Carpenter


“In England, I am a horror movie director. In Germany, I am a filmmaker. In the US, I am a bum.”

– John Carpenter

John Carpenter is most well-known for the “Halloween” series and “Escape From New York,” but he has a long list of scripts he’s written. There are two sayings about audiences. One saying is “know your audience.” The other saying is “let your audience find you.” It seems John Carpenter is fully aware of his audiences, as he can be criticized in one country and be well loved in another. Whether you are writing for yourself or not, I believe there is an audience out there waiting to read or watch your work. The most important thing to do is put it all down on paper. It may be important, when you do this, to keep in mind who you are truly writing for.