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Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
Learning Fillmaking by Watching the USC Nina Foch Course
Justin Sloan has moved the Creative Writing Career podcast to a new 2.0 version, rebranded as CREATIVE WRITING LIFE. Enjoy! iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-writing-life/id1488636423
Dakota Krout joins Justin to discuss his books, what LitRPG is, and how to enjoy family life while still writing often and a lot.
Evan Currie joins Justin to discuss science fiction, self publishing, and his journey as an author.
Michael J. Sullivan joins Justin to talk writing epic fantasy, world building, and his adventures in both indie and traditional publishing.
Justin sits down with Joe Solari to talk the business of writing, including when to incorporate and... taxes!
Justin had the chance to sit down with superhero author Lucas Flint!
Evan Skolnick joins Justin to discuss writing for video games, breaking in, and attending the GDC.
Bobby Stein of Arena Net (Guild Wars 2) joins us to talk writing for MMO video games, breaking in, and more.
David Varela joins us to discuss his career with video games such as Zombie Run, and how he made it.
Author Ken Lozito shares his views on craft, marketing, and the magic behind his First Colony series
Tails of Dystopia with Samuel Peralta, Chris Pourteau, David Bruns, and Sean Quigley
Author Josh Hayes from Keystroke Medium on his new Richard Fox collaboration
Tim C Taylor on the UK and US Market and Opening Your World to Other Writers.
Richard Fox joins us to talk Winning a DragonCon award, Audiobooks, and Military Science Fiction
Author JR Handley joined us to talk about his military science fiction, writing in anthologies, and collaboration.
Author Monica Leonelle on Branding, Pivoting, and Being an Author
Author Jason Pinter joined us to talk writing Thrillers and Running a Publishing Company
Author Glynn Stewart discusses his science fiction / fantasy series.
Justin and Kevin discuss the eclipse, genre hopping, and editing techniques.
Gentry Race and Jonathan Yanez come on the show to talk collaborations and why they're partnering with Justin.
Justin and Kevin discuss Horizontal vs. Vertical networking strategies, how you succeed as an author, reviews, how Justin is an action star, and more!
Jason Anspach and Nick Cole discuss writing their hot Military Scifi series, Galaxy's Edge
Justin and Kevin go off about the concept that anyone's success is anyone's other than their own, just because they have help along the way. Then they talk audiobooks.
Comic Artist Fred Van Lente Released the Novel Ten Dead Comedians!
Scott King on Going From Screenwriter to Novelist and Writing Cross-Genre
The amazing magic and vampire hunter author CN Crawford (half of the team, anyway) joined us on the show!
Amy Duboff the Queen of Scifi Talks Writing Space Opera
Nicholas Sansbury Smith on Writing Trackers, Hell Divers, and Traditional vs Self-Publishing
Selling Screenplays, Adaptations, and Three-Way Collaborative Writing with George S Mahaffey jr.
Author Brandon Barr joins us to chat about his upcoming series in the Age of Magic universe and more!
Rhett Bruno shares his experience writing Scifi and traditional publishing, as well as his thoughts on trying out self publishing.
The amazing Rysa Walker shares her experience writing time travel books, creating amazing audiobooks, and hosting a series with Kindle Worlds
Not a full episode - just a couple minutes of Justin sharing why he's going full-time.
Scott Lynch talks his fantasy, writing epic fantasy, and more!
Children's book author Esther Goldenberg shares her experience writing books for kids, with a focus on encouraging kids who might not otherwise enjoy reading.
Join us as we discuss Kidlit, writing on Wattled (she was discovered because of her insanely high number of followers), traditional vs self-publishing, what it's like to have an amazing agent like Laurie McClain, and more!
Author Join Ryan Dalton as he shares his advice on writing YA time travel, how it works going with a small press and how he's succeeded in doing so, and tells us about his upcoming new release.
Dave Chesson of the Kindlepreneur and KDP Rocket shared with us his advice for how to become a writer and, once you do, how to find the right keywords and categories on Amazon. And more!
Join us as we discuss how to break into video games and table top gaming as a writer, and why writers conferences are important.
Star Brigade author C.C. Ekeke talks worldbuilding in scifi and fantasy, building and managing an author newsletter, and more.
Author Chris Fox joins the guys to discuss Writing Fiction VS Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Writing Fast, and more.
Justin and Kevin discuss how to get started as a writer in the new year.
JP Cawood shares her experience writing for television and publishing scifi and fantasy books, and includes a link for a free book!
Author CM Raymond starts off the new year by sharing with us his advice on building an audiobook newsletter and what to do with it, and joins Justin in a discussion on craft and commercial writing.
Justin and Kevin discuss how to achieve your writing goals, which ones they accomplished in 2016, and what's in store for 2017.
Author Wendy Spinale shares her experience doing readings at Barnes and Noble, publishing in the Peter Pan world, and going traditional as far as publishing
May Sage shares her wisdom regarding the publishing world, hitting on such topics as Fairy Tales, Boxsets, Anthologies, and Facebook Ads.
Michael Anderle and Justin discuss their collaboration in the Kurtherian Gambit world, starting with Justice is Calling.
Author David Bruns talks what it's like to write in other universes, how to leverage Kindle Worlds to expand your reach, and collaborative writing.
Author J.A. Cipriano talks writing Tough Guy Urban Fantasy, making it big, audiobooks, and more related to the creative writing career.
JN Chaney joins us again to talk marketing Audiobooks and this new program - AUDIOBOOK ACCESS
Author Craig Martelle talks about how he went from the Marines to being an author, how his military time affects his writing, and great advice for making it as a writer.
Author J Thorn shares his advice for writing dark horror and post apocalyptic fiction, working with multiple authors, and podcasting.
Justin and Kevin sit down with Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer and Partials, among others. He shares his advice on writing, outlining, how he helped start the Writing Excuses Podcast with Brandon Sanderson, and how fun it is to see your book made into a movie.
New York Times Bestselling Author Jasmine Walt shares how she started writing Urban Fantasy and how she handles book marketing.
Marx Pyle shares his lessons learned and advice regarding webseries, film school, short films, and martial arts in film and fiction.
Video Game writer Joshua Doetsch (Age of Conan MMO, The Secret World, etc) talks with us about what it's like to write video games, speaking at Gen Con 2016, and advice for breaking in and working abroad.
Writing Conferences and Collaborative Writing with PT Hylton and John L Monk
Author JL Hendricks shares what it's like to write awesome stories with vampires in them, how she manages her massive author newsletter (that she JUST started), and how she builds up that newsletter with Instafreebie and other services.
Jessub Flower shares how he gets his books into Barnes and Noble and how he builds his thousand fans with local events such as Meetup.com. We also talk video games and screenwriting a bit.
Author J.N.Chaney shares how he grew his mailing list fast with Instafreebie and how he leverages free promotions to sell more books.
Justin, Kevin, and Stephan chat with Ashley Durrer of Instafreebie about how the service can grow mailing lists for authors, as well as how this might apply to writers of video games and screenplays.
Justin and Kevin talk adapting screenplays to novels for Adaptive Studios as well as his upcoming novel AGAINST ALL SILENCE.
Justin and Kevin, the kings of rock n roll, discuss writing distractions and how to adapt to them.
Author Michael Anderle shares his experience publishing, finding whale readers, and finding his posse of writers.
Author Michael-Scott Earle tells us how he wrote the amazing fantasy series THE DESTROYER, and spreads wisdom in many other ways.
Author Bobby Adair of The Last Survivors series shares his advice on writing and breaking out big time in the creative writing career.
The guys talk about using sex and violence in your fiction. Should it be avoided? Where are the lines?
Kevin, Justin, and Stephan discuss the differences and challenges involved in writing for someone else versus writing for yourself.
Derek Alan Siddoway shares a new service for getting book reviews, as well as his experience writing western fantasy.
Justin and Kevin speak with author John L. Monk about his book launch for HELLS CHILDREN.
Kevin and Justin sat down to discuss traditional publishing and the creepiness of spiders with Ezekiel Boone, author of THE HATCHING.
Screenwriting coach Lee Jessup shares her advice on making a career out of screenwriting and how to avoid beginner mistakes.
Screenwriter Paul Zeidman shares his experience finding a manager through the Blacklist, attending pitchfests, and other ways to get discovered as a screenwriter.
Ashley Scott Meyers of the Selling Your Screenplay podcast joined the guys to talk selling screenplays.
Author PT Hylton shares his process for writing and advice on the craft, breaks down fiction genres, and tells us what BookTubers are.
Johnny Andrews shares his wisdom on what it takes to build your author platform, and how this applies to writers of video games and film.
So legendary he's nearly mythological and definitely MARVELOUS, comic writer Fred Van Lente shares his advice on writing.
The gang talks with Ross Berger (Quantum Break; Sunset Overdrive) about his experience as a multimedia writer, but especially writing games and virtual reality (VR).
Justin, Stephan, and Kevin discuss writing fantasy, marketing fantasy (to include how to get on BookBub), and finding amazing cover art.
One More Story Games cofounders Jean and Blair Leggett discuss their new story game creation tool and the importance of story in games.
With Creative Writing Career 2 about to be released as an audiobook, I wanted to share the first five minutes of Creative Writing Career book 1 - enjoy!
The guys talk diversity, switching stereotypes in fiction, and the value of author Youtube channels, with fantasy author and Sterling & Stone newbie Garrett Robinson.
Justin, Kevin, and Stephan talk about how you can use short fiction and short films to improve your craft and further your writing career.
Neil Landau, screenwriter of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Tad the Lost Explorer, and professor of screenwriting at the UCLA program, offers his advice to aspiring screenwriters.
Author Lawrence Schoen shares his experience getting his book BARSK to be published with Tor, as well as his previous experience publishing, and what he's learned from running a small press.
Non-fiction author Honoree Corder shares advice on writing and finding prosperity as a writer.
Justin, Kevin, and Stephan learn what it takes to make it as a screenwriter, from film and television writer, Martin Kunert.
Edward Ricourt, screenwriter of NOW YOU SEE ME and writer on JESSICA JONES, shares his story and advice.
Lisa Janice (LJ) Cohen shares her advice on writing speculative fiction, how to approach craft, and what joining memberships like SFWA means.
Justin, Kevin, and Stephan discuss valuable tools for writing on the road, such as Evernote, Scrivener, Amazon's Story Writer, and more.
Justin, Kevin, and Stephan answer a listener question about the realities of writing remotely.
Adam Gaines shares his experience working in a TV writers room and advice for landing an agent in Hollywood.
Allen Warner writes games, comics, and movies, and has Avengers Academy coming out shortly!
Drew Chapman is published through Simon & Schuster, wrote on Disney's Pocahontas, Legends on TV, and has a new novel titled
Join Stephan and Justin as they discuss writing such games as Red Dead Redemption and the film Air (starring Norman Reedus) with Christian Cantamessa.
Michael La Ronn isn't afraid to write fearless fantasy and decision select novels, and he shares his thoughts on writing, collaboration, and surviving as a writer and father while maintaining a full-time job.
Justin, Stephan, and Kevin discuss adaptations and what it takes to translate a book in to a screenplay.
Ever thought you may be too old to change careers? Especially for writing in games? If so, check out Heidi McDonald's story! In this episode she talks about her journey and advice.
If you want to talk about video games that rely heavily on choices and what makes a “story game,” join Stephan, Justin, and Kevin as they delve into this topic.
Stephan, Justin, and Kevin are joined by Linda Poitevin to talk about leveraging Wattpad and social media outlets, as well as her awesome traditionally and self-published books.
Stephan, Justin, and Kevin speak with Emmy winning TV writer, Bob Goodman about his experience and advice on breaking in.
Justin, Stephan, and Kevin discuss storytelling in video games, to include programs that teach writing for games, the importance of good design in telling story, and more.
Justin, Stephan, and Kevin talk with Matthew Ritter, a multi-medium writer who just launched his indie game titled Boon Hill. Matt worked at Telltale Games and wrote the graphic novels Retropunk and Nova Phase.
Join Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss what it really takes to establish yourself as a creative writer.
Join Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson as they sit down with Will Wight to discuss his awesome books and how he has succeeded in self-publishing.
Welcome to the Creative Writing Career podcast!
Join Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss what the Creative Writing Career podcast is going to be all about.
Elias Madias, the Austin Film Festival and writing from Disney to Shadow of Mordor
Join Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson as they sit down with Elias Madias to discuss his journey as a screenwriter and video game writer.
Join Stephan Bugaj, Justin Sloan, and Kevin Tumlinson as they sit down with Jason Denzel to discuss his upcoming book Mystic, how he found his publisher, and what it was like to create the Dragonmount.com Robert Jordan fan site.