The Wealthy Writer

Helping authors and screenwriters lead financially and spiritually rich lives!

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Nephew of film director, Don Siegel, Derek started as an actor, starring in film and TV projects. He's a best-selling author, speaker, produced screenwriter, founder of Scriptwriter Central, a top writing resource, and Enlightened Entertainer, advancing the evolution of media. As a consultant, he has helped people around the world develop books, scripts, and TV shows. He’s been a staff writer for Fox, Disney, written scripts for Universal, Miramax, Sony, New Line, RKO, UA, MPCA, many indy producers, and co-wrote/starred in the longest running drama in L.A. history, “Welcome Home Soldier”. He has sold or been hired to write over 20 scripts, a dozen hours of TV, and many books, including the #1Best-Selling screenwriting book, "I Could’ve Written a Better Movie than That!" and “There’s No Business Like Soul Business.” He recently wrote the new Beethoven film for Universal, and the sequel to The Long Kiss Goodnight. As a licensed spiritual therapist and speaker, Derek has trained many top Fortune 500 execs and coached thousands of artists, entertainment pros, and people from all backgrounds on how to walk a purpose-driven path, and make a positive contribution.

Monday, August 22, 2005

The Wealthy Writer

The Wealthy Writer

Hi, folks! Sorry it's taken me so long to start this blog. I have been living what I teach -- writing for a living! I currently have several screenplay projects in development, a book due out this fall, and another one due out early next year. In addition, I'm about to launch a site created for screenwriters and script consultants, -- check it out. And sign up for the free e-courses and audio series, the 7 power principles to explode your screenwriting career.

Even if you're not a screenwriter, the principles will help you get focused, create a clear writing plan, and begin moving toward it's fulfillment.

And that's the idea I want to leave with you today...If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. If you haven't already done so, take some time today to begin clarifying what you want to achieve as a writer over the next 1, 5, 10 years. And WHY you want to achieve it. Hint: making lots of money is not enough. And it's not really true. If you look deeper, you'll discover that you're never really doing anything just for money. It's what the money can buy you that really motivates you.

On another level, if the only reason you're doing something is for the money and what the money can buy you, I would suggest reevaluating what you're doing. I believe we all come here for a specific purpose, to give our unique gifts, talents, and abilities -- to add real value to people's lives. The most powerful WHY you can have is one that motivates you beyond merely your own personal gain. When you attach your goal not only to personal gain, but to how it can benefit others, you create a powerful fuel to propel you forward.

For a more in-depth discussion on this topic, please sign up for the free audio course, The 7 Power Principles in The Write System, at

Until next time...keep writing!


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