Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more. Step 1: Write a … Continue reading
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Did you ever wonder, “Why haven’t I been hired?” After applying for countless jobs, you waited…and waited…but no response? Maybe you even landed an interview but didn’t get the job offer. Why? According SHRM Human Resource experts, candidates are often … Continue reading
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Make Your Mark! With thoughtful preparation and research, you are sure to make any networking event a huge success. Here are tips to maximize networking opportunities: BEFORE THE EVENT Prepare: Identify your goal for this event Update all aspects of your social media Update/print … Continue reading
Andy Weir’s science fiction thriller, The Martian, tells a pulse-pounding, page-turning story, grounded in scientific research and smart information seamlessly woven into an entertaining tale. Weir tells how he did it and offers some advice.
Andy Weir: “Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject matter and you have all the information you could dream of…
So that makes researching a novel easy, right? No. Not really. As I learned while working on The Martian. The first problem you run into is…”
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July 31, 2013 By Chuck Sambuchino 267 Comments
What does a literary agent want to see when they google you?
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If you attract an agent’s interest and they want to know more, Google is their next step. An agent typically investigates a client before offering them representation, understandably. If you’re pitching nonfiction and touting a writer platform to help sell books, then a Google peek becomes even more important.
But don’t take my word for it. I asked agents themselves how they use Google, and what they’re looking for when they do. Here are their responses: Continue reading
Are you an aspiring video game writer? Check out this WRITERS GUILD podcast episode “Words Into Pixels: Video Game Writing” recorded at the WGF event in Los Angeles.
Moderated by: Neil Druckmann (THE LAST OF US, UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END). Guest panel includes: TJ Fixman (RATCHET & CLANK series), Marianne Krawczyk (GOD OF WAR series) and Tom Bissell (GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT). Listen for their insightful and very funny stories on:
- The challenges and constraints of writing video game scripts.
- The most annoying parts of the job.
- What skills are important if you want to write for games.