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Creative Writing Career Audiobook

Creative Writing Career: Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books: Creative Mentor, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Your guide to positioning yourself for a career as a creative writer.

Including author interviews with the following:

  • Stephan Bugaj (Pixar and beyond)
  • Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2)
  • Joshua Rubin (Assassins Creed 2)
  • Will Wight (the Traveler's Gate trilogy)
  • And many more!

Everyone wants to be a writer, and they want to know what they can do to make that dream come true. However, most aspiring writers do not understand how to position themselves so they are ready when presented with an opportunity. They identify themselves as writers but have no writing samples, or their websites and social media talk all about their paintings or music but say nothing of who they are as writers.

Based on a lifetime of struggling to make it as a creative writer, Creative Writing Career: Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books is a guide for aspiring writers to help them position themselves in an extremely competitive field. The book includes information on the writing process, and ways to improve one's craft, but mostly focuses on how to get discovered and where to concentrate energy in the meantime. The content of the book is supplemented by writer interviews, featuring some incredibly gifted people who share the wisdom they have gained. With writing, as with most aspects of life, I have chosen to rely on those with demonstrated wisdom to move ahead. This audiobook presents that wisdom for the listener to do the same.

©2014 Jusitn Sloan (P)2015 Justin Sloan

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    Ant 08/06/2015
    Ant 08/06/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "heaps of information"

    even though I'm an aussie and unlikely to enter any international competitions yet, this book has a wealth of information for any writer looking to get a realistic view and expectation of their writing journey

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  • Tim Fontaine
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    6/10/16
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    "Read the book for the Content"
    What made the experience of listening to Creative Writing Career the most enjoyable?

    Not much, really. The read was quite the snorefest and made me struggle to finish it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Definitely would've gotten a new reader for this book.


    What didn’t you like about Thomas Block’s performance?

    Not so great here. Maybe he's good on other stuff but for THIS book, he was wrong choice.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    PIXAR's 22 Rules of Storytelling.


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah. As with most types of these books, there's always some nugget of new information that you can learn and apply to your writing, so there's value here.
    Though, I believe you can get more out of this with digital, or physical book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher hawkins
    16/09/16
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    "Insightful look at different paths in writing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I think I'd recommend this book to any of my writer friends. It gives an inside look into creative writing careers most people (or at least I) don't know all that much about - video games and screen writing.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No. The narration was not great. It made it difficult to listen to in long chunks.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found it very inspiring. While the author gives a lot of insight into markets for different writing and the business side of things, he also seems to be a big believer in writing for writing's sake. Or at least in the internal rewards of creative endeavors. It's definitely an upbeat book that makes you feel positive after listening.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're curious about screenwriting or video game writing definitely check it out. They're whole worlds I was unaware of. Also if you enjoy interviews check it out. The book benefits from having a lot of different voices and perspectives via several interviews throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Y.
    18/07/15
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    "I like it"
    Where does Creative Writing Career rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1. I love nonfictions and books about video games in general.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since this is a nonfiction book, I like Sloan's interview with Assassin Creed 2's writer.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not sure. Didn't remember so well.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    I haven't read so many articles about creative writing on movies and video games, so I guess that's a thing I really like.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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