You found the Creative Writing Career course!
The videos, lessons, and Career Plan are below. However, it won’t make much sense if you have not read either the Starter Guide (free when you sign up for the newsletter), or the complete books (hey you can do both!).
And if you want to support us and take this to the next level, Click here to purchase Creative Writing Career on Amazon Now, and here for Creative Writing Career 2.
WELCOME TO THE COURSE
First of all, you’re on the right track! Thanks for reading our books, and welcome to your Creative Writing Career companion course! To participate in the course, you’re going to not want to lose this URL, but in case you do I’ll go ahead and email it to you (in the newsletter).
Click on the video below to learn more about what we’ll be going over. This isn’t a five-hour long lecture or anything like that, just me sitting down with you to share some thoughts and advice, kind of like a friend, or a mentor if you prefer. Maybe you know more than I do about all this, in which case this is me, just a boy, standing before a camera, sharing what I’ve learned and looking forward to your feedback.
Before you continue on, let me ask — have you read the books yet? If not, read through the Introductions before moving on to the 5 steps video below. Doing so will help you conceptualize how to put it all together, but works best if you’ve read the books.
1. The 5 Steps to Preparing Yourself for a Creative Writing Career.
This video walks you through the five steps necessary to prepare yourself for a Creative Writing Career. The time to start is now, regardless of where you are in your life. So pull up a chair and let’s make sure we’re on the same page as far as what you need to be doing.
2. A Guide to Networking
While we discussed this above, I felt the topic of networking and where to network merited a couple more minutes. It is, after all, how many of us writers land our next gig.
3. Preparing Your Writing Resume
And as mentioned, here’s my old writing resume. I recommend this format when you’r first starting off (you’ll also notice that I included more short fiction publications and writing workshops in this resume, that I did’t in the one above):
4. The Writing Career Plan:
If you haven’t finished reading the books, now is a good time to do so. Consider what I have to offer in book 1, Stephan and I in book 2, and all of the interviewees throughout. Now look at yourself and where you want to be in the next year and in the next 5 years, download the plan on the link below, print it out, and fill it in.
Now, go along with the Career Plan as you listen to the following video, pausing when you finish one step, or listening first and then doing all at once. But you must do it, because setting goals and visualizing them is key.
Being a writer is easy, anyone can do it. But taking your writing from hobby to career takes focus and discipline. Believe me, it’s worth it. I have spent a lot of late nights and early mornings putting my novels together, making last touches on my screenplays, and busting my butt to make sure my colleagues at Telltale Games knew I was working my hardest.
And I put way more hours into the Creative Writing Career books, Podcast, and this short course than I thought I would.
I would love to hear what you think about the book. If you could please go to Amazon and leave me an honest review, I will consider it all to have been worth it.
Thanks in advance if you do that, it means a lot, and it helps the book out even more so it can serve others who may come across it in the future. And hey, I appreciate it so much that I’ll send you a free book — just let me know you left a review and send me an email at SloanArtist@gmail.com and I’ll hook you up.
So What’s Next?
Well, it’s not stopping! If you’d like to get more information from me, check out my free podcast, which has a ton of information to help guide you along the way. You can find that and several other resources for you on this site at www.CreativeWritingCareer.com, and iTunes at:
We’d love more reviews on the podcast as well.
We think you’re amazing, so here’s some more #Free content to brighten up your day. Remember, our favorite payback is reviews on the podcast and books!
Continue with the Creative Writing Career podcast on iTunes.
Check out more of Justin’s “The Sloan Zone” YouTube author channel.
That’s friend of the show, Michael La Ronn and his Youtube channel, Author Level Up. If you want more of the specific author advice and how tos, go check it out!
If you like free books and Pixar, you’ll probably enjoy Stephan’s Pixar’s 22 Rules of Story Analyzed. Yes, Stephan’s offering this book free, because he loves us that much.
How else can we help you? Let us know by emailing SloanArtist@Gmail.com.