Join Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss what it really takes to establish yourself as a creative writer.
NOTE: We apologize for the audio not being perfect in this episode. We're taking steps to ensure better audio quality in the future.
You have to be 100 percent dedicated ...which can be tough advice, we get that. But here we discuss the commitment needed to make it as a writer if you hope to make it a career.
We don’t say to drop everything and only write, but discuss how to make sacrifices and when to be committed to it.
The group further discussed:
- Sacrificing sleep. Or work (if you can do it).
- Keep in mind that how good you are is relative (just because your college English teacher said you were amazing, that same level of amazingness may not be the same when surrounded by professionals.
- Watch out for the scams!
- How to break in, or how we did.
Some awesomeness brought up in this episode and cool links:
- The UCLA Professional Program: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/programs/professional-programs/
For more descussion like this, check out the books in the Creative Mentor series: