After college in the Nineties I had a good run of monologue writing, some of which I performed and most of them I cast others to play either at coffee houses or a college or on community access TV. It felt natural, and I was about 26 years old so that might indicate it is what I should have kept pursuing as my vocation. I like cinema too much but I am fairly happy with most of those monologues. I had wanted to do stand-up comedy but could not settle on a persona. My own would be too bland. Writing monologues is a satisfying exercise and it allows you to work with actors using simple production trappings and deal with each beat of the rant or scene and also have the experience of discovery and interpretation without the baggage of making a movie. It may also be handy for a performer to demonstrate the ability to plow through a whack of material in one take.