If you're at the start of a career in writing (or art, music, game design, film, etc.), you know that the game is always changing. New technologies keep blowing away the old model for making your living in a creative field. So how can you possibly plan for a long-term career in your field when there's a new revolution every five minutes?
Simple: you play the long game. Approach your professional and creative development as a constant growth process that is years or decades in the making. Focus on self-education. Develop your evergreen business skills, such as project planning and time management. Master the fundamentals of craft that apply to all storytelling, whatever form it takes.
Most of all, you must learn how value is exchanged in creative fields. Business models change. You must be able to understand how and why a writer gets paid, so that you can make your way forward in the creative marketplace.
After the lecture, participants will outline their own years-long career plan, with practical advice from author/entrepreneur Rob Balder.