I can brainstorm, develop, write, rewrite, edit, consult on your screenplay, teleplay, book adaptation, treatment, logline, synopsis, pitch, query letter His debut novel, Ordinary Joe which draws on his experiences working in the film industrywas published by The Borough Press in July, Most, if not all, screenwriters start their careers writing on speculation spec and so write without being hired or paid for it.
If you stay guarded, your story will suffer.
My take: I like this process, but only when I am the one writing. Okay, I'll give you another five points.
Would you lean into the turns with them or would you resist? Though you might still be tempted to hire a less qualified screenwriter; from my experience, it's not going to get you where you want to go.
My take: This process worked for me, but I will definitely add a caveat to that.