# Breaking In

How to find your footing—and keep your balance—in the arts.

Mistakes I Made that Hurt My Writing Career & How to Avoid Them

Mistakes I Made that Hurt My Writing Career & How to Avoid Them

I was so focused on selling and too green to know myself that I ended up losing myself in the process.

# Read # Breaking In # The Business of Art
4 min read

Publishing Part 2: A New Option and the Subtle Art of Having Fun

Publishing Part 2: A New Option and the Subtle Art of Having Fun

Was there money in it? No. But there was that other thing, possibility, which over time, can end up being worth a whole lot more.

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9 min read

Passion: The Ultimate X-Factor

Passion: The Ultimate X-Factor

If you’re super entranced with a story, if you can’t wait to get home from your day job and work on it every single day, that’s going to come through in your writing, right?

# Read # Breaking In # Style & Substance
6 min read

Survival Jobs: The Emerging Writer’s Dilemma

Survival Jobs: The Emerging Writer’s Dilemma

I’m no guru, but I can share what I’ve done in hopes that it encourages and enlightens you on how to make money while fostering industry connections until you become a working screenwriter.

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3 min read

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

You will have to make changes to your story, at some point or another, that you might not want to ... This is just how the world works, for better or worse.

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7 min read

Should You Go to Film School? I Did.

Should You Go to Film School? I Did.

The decision to go to school for something isn’t as straightforward as “do you want a job?” anymore.

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5 min read

Don't Be a Dick

Don't Be a Dick

The only thing your heroes all have in common is that they work really fucking hard. And it’s only through doing this work, quietly and in the background, that you can ever hope to have a respected career.

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5 min read

Shut Up and Listen

Shut Up and Listen

It’s not as easy as it may seem to take notes when you put your heart and soul into something.

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5 min read

We Get There When We Get There

We Get There When We Get There

I don’t want to be famous. I don’t want to be the next ‘so-and-so’ anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still on my grind—I still bleed this shit. But I’m just ... enjoying the ride.

# Read # Independent # Breaking In
6 min read

I Came. I Saw ... I Stuck Around.

I Came. I Saw ... I Stuck Around.

If I flew, I’d know this path was meant for me. If I fell, I’d finally be able to put an end to all of the story ideas that went off like sparklers in my brain keeping me up at night.

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8 min read

Keep F*cking Going

Keep F*cking Going

They call it a “big break,” but it is, in truth, more the culmination of a million tiny cracks that finally give way.

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5 min read
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