“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
Quit worrying about who will read your screenplay, what genre is selling right now, or what you’ll do after winning your first Oscar. None of that matters. What is most important right now is telling your story. Your story. The one from your heart, soul, and your experience. The other will take care of itself if you’ve done your homework and are extremely lucky. The best thing you can do for your career is to write a screenplay that can’t be put down.
“Always be yourself…unless you suck.”
Your screenplay will reveal a bit about you as a person. It can’t be helped. The way you phrase things, the way you describe the world of your story, etc. Don’t be afraid to let yourself shine and enter into your writing. Write about what you love and it will read as such.
Your passion will be contagious to the reader and will augment their experience. Don’t hesitate to show people who you are (through your writing) and what you stand for. Write with confidence and command. You’re story and screenplay can only benefit from you.