# The Business of Art

A not-boring (we swear!) exploration of strategies, procedures, and how learning from other professions can support creative pursuits.

Q&A: How Do I Get a Lit Agent or Manager?

Q&A: How Do I Get a Lit Agent or Manager?

Yes, this is that article. The one that dives straight into the mystery that plagues all writers at some point on their creative journey ...

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5 min read

The Downside of Print-on-Demand

The Downside of Print-on-Demand

You are in business. Time to start learning business.

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5 min read

Lights, Camera, TikTok!

Lights, Camera, TikTok!

Look, you’re probably on your cellphone constantly anyway, so maybe it’s time to make more out of your time there.

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4 min read

How to Find a High-Concept Story Idea that Sells

How to Find a High-Concept Story Idea that Sells

First of all, let’s get clear on what ‘high-concept’ means.

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5 min read

Are Studio Heads Nuts?

Are Studio Heads Nuts?

Look, I understand that it’s called show business, not show art, but still, where is the show part in so many of these tin-eared studio exec’s equations?

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8 min read

Being Your Hardest Critic

Being Your Hardest Critic

OK isn’t good enough for me and shouldn’t be for you either. The idea is to send out your best work, and YOU need to be hard enough on yourself to be the ultimate judge of that.

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5 min read

Authors, Do You Resist the Idea of Being a Brand or Having a Brand for Your Books?

Authors, Do You Resist the Idea of Being a Brand or Having a Brand for Your Books?

What do you, as an author, promise your readers and customers? What are you promising a fan every time they pick up one of your books?

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Are Awards Shows Ruining Show Business

Are Awards Shows Ruining Show Business

I’m all for pushing envelopes, but should cringe be a part of awards show comedy?

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5 min read

Respect Yourself

Respect Yourself

And there I was in the fancy office of a multi-million-dollar production house where I acted like a 10-year-old schoolboy sent to the principal’s office.

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4 min read

I'll Be There For You

I'll Be There For You

You don’t have to love the ride, but accepting it is freeing.

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4 min read

The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical

The Very Model of a Modern Major Musical

It may start with our mother’s heartbeat, but when we enter the brutal reality of the world, we hear the cascading rhythms of human voices, outside world noises … and, if we’re lucky … some form of musical notes.

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9 min read

Yes, Page Count Still Matters

Yes, Page Count Still Matters

Think like a salesman ... if you have a product you need to sell, which would you rather have? More potential buyers? Or fewer?

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8 min read

Please, Doctor Strange, Fix the MCU For Us!

Please, Doctor Strange, Fix the MCU For Us!

... you need to make us want you again.

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7 min read

Everybody Knows the Alphabet

Everybody Knows the Alphabet

There are only two types of feedback that matter.

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4 min read

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Film Projection

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of Film Projection

As it is said, film is the rare art form that the artist cannot afford the canvas on which to paint. Digital filmmaking has changed that.

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12 min read
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