Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dream of Blogging your way to Hollywood? Tips from former sex worker/ Oscar nominee "Juno" writer Diablo Cody .

"One of my teachers told me that I was lazy," Cody explained. "He said, 'I think you're the best writer I've ever taught. But I'll never hear from you again because you have no ambition.' I never intended to get my writing out there. I always thought of published writers as honor roll students -- the real overachiever types. I never intended my work as a springboard to anything else. I write because I'm addicted to it. It's my confessional."
-Brooke "Diablo" Cody.

Diablo Cody was "discovered" when a successful Los Angeles literary manager (Mason Novick) found Cody's blog Pussy Ranch (that's the original blog -- the "newer" home on blogspot is here).while surfing the net for porn, and inquired from 3,000 miles away about her literary ambitions. I don't know about you guys, but I am getting crackin' right away.

Read: Diablo's Cody's Five Easy Steps to Blogging Your Way to Hollywood Success

Diablo on Myspace.

See Diablo on Letterman (from January 22, 2008):

From Diablo's appearance on Oprah (click on Oprah to see interview):

The witty dialogue in Juno was written by first-time screenwriter Diablo Cody. Just six months before this talented writer sat down to write the film, Diablo says she was working as a stripper in Minnesota. "It's a bad idea because it's very cold there. You have to wear a lot of layers," Diablo jokes. "I don't recommend it. Writing movies is way better."

Although she says it wasn't her intention, stripping inspired Diablo to write a memoir about her experience. Soon enough, she was contacted by a producer. "He had read some of my writing on the Internet, and he said, 'I think you're funny, you're kind of cool, you should try writing a screenplay,'" she says. Without formal training, Diablo wrote Juno in just a couple months. "I felt like I had the skeleton of something that could be special," she says. "But then it takes amazing actors like these [Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner] to come in."

This girl rocks!

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