Hello! My name is Paul, I'm 20 and this is first time here. This isn't an introduction, but I always feel more comfortable talking with someone I know a little bit about! So, I have many questions and since I see there are a lot of members, I hope to get a good response from the community. Now, I've done countless hours of research on screenplay writing, scriptwriting, the movie industry, ect. And I still have many questions that I believe can only be answered by a real community like this one. P.s, be gentle; I know I'm not as experienced as the people here, I'm just looking for guide nice and friendly advice. I have a idea that I want to develop into a script. After extensive research on the subject (which I'm very interested in, by the way) and also on how much attention this particular subject has recieved, i.e how many movies, ect have been made about it, I've found that nothing has been done in 10+ years about it and the thing I found was only very very loosely based on the subject. I feel confident writing it, but I fear that someone, somewhere probably has the same idea. What if they finish before me and make it successful? Do I abandon my script? How do I go about copywriting my projects, once I'm finished? Is a manager/agent essential for a career in scriptwriting? What is the best software for screenwriting, if you use any? Who would be the best person to read and critique my scripts? I don't know anyone who is a writer, or is interested, but of course I'd need some opinions? Should I write with an actor in mind, or hope someone will fit the role? I have other questions, but I can't remember all of them, but I'm sure I can ask here for future answers! Thanks in advance for your help! Paul.