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Helping Beginning Writers Conceive, Write, Publish and Market Their Novels.
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Saturday, January 28 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Carving Out a Career in Writing

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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.

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Rob Balder

Rob Balder is the author of Erfworld, a rich and complex fantasy epic which is currently the #1 fan-supported graphic novel on the web. Erfworld tells the ongoing story of Parson Gotti, a guy from Ohio who is magically summoned into a gamelike world and forced to command an army of comical monsters. Fans of the series contribute art, comics, and fanfic, and have built a wiki of more than 10,000 articles about the universe. With five successful... Read More →

Saturday January 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm

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