Every writer needs a platform

If you build it, they will come. The writer’s platform is simple. The platform is designed to build your name and sell your product. Every writer needs one if they plan on financially supporting themselves through writing. Start building now. In this world of social networking, blogging and internet — marketing yourself has never beenContinue reading “Every writer needs a platform”

Writing Tool: The notecard

It’s very simple. Buy some note cards. Writing will suddenly become simple… I buy them in bulk at the Dollar Store. I use them like a mad man. I put them in a little box on my desk. Every time I need  one — There they are. -Outlining I write down each scene. I layContinue reading “Writing Tool: The notecard”

Home Stretch of 2012

2013 is upon us. The year-end of 2012 is nearing. Time flew and here we are. One year older. What did you do in 2012? What did you accomplish? What changes were made? What goals were met? Look back to 2011. Is this where you seen yourself? As we enter December I realize I haveContinue reading “Home Stretch of 2012”

Surround yourself with people who Inspire you.

It took me awhile to realize how important confidence is to my success. Especially in this world of screenwriting. Some say you should find people who challenge you — Put you down or make you question yourself. Therefore you’ll strive and work harder to prove them wrong… This causes nothing but self-doubt. You need toContinue reading “Surround yourself with people who Inspire you.”

No Pain No Gain: How to know you want it

There’s a certain guilt we all receive when we don’t live up to our own expectations. When this happens it’s a clear indication that we care about our art. This guilt is the fuel to achieve a better tomorrow — The want to strive and continue to improve. I’ve taken days off. I find aContinue reading “No Pain No Gain: How to know you want it”

Be all that you can be — On just one thing.

“I’m a poet, musician, actor, producer, director, writer, chef, fisherman.” Have you seen this? I’m sure you have… There seems to be a lot of multi-talented people out there. And that’s great. I do not hate. But it annoys me. I’m a believer in perfecting one talent. It’s your job to choose which one bestContinue reading “Be all that you can be — On just one thing.”

Treat it like a job and it becomes a job.

I once posted about making writing an obligation to yourself. I compared it to the day job and how having this obligation to work and make money makes it a lot easier to get things done. When that’s what I’ve done with writing. Not only do I set a schedule for my daily writing goals,Continue reading “Treat it like a job and it becomes a job.”

Invest in yourself. Invest in your career.

Ever heard the phrase, ” It takes money, to make money” ? I understand that now. As a writer I need certain things. Okay, maybe I don’t need them, but I want them. I want coffee. I want a nice keyboard. A fast computer. A chair with good lumbar support. I believe these things willContinue reading “Invest in yourself. Invest in your career.”

Hire your own personal boss or Be your own boss. The choice is yours.

I’m in search of someone who can be my own personal boss. He or she would be like any other normal boss. Demanding. Inspiring. Downright straight to the point. See if I had my own personal boss, I work get so much more work done. The obligation to work would become so much easier —Continue reading “Hire your own personal boss or Be your own boss. The choice is yours.”

How to Take Guilt Free Naps.

In some interview of Robert Kirkman, writer of “The Walking Dead”, when asked about his writing habits before he became successful, he said ” be prepared to sleep as little as possible”. He still had his day job, he would write whenever he could, staying up late, waking up early and so forth. If you’reContinue reading “How to Take Guilt Free Naps.”