Career Advice, Scriptwriting Advice, Writing Advice

Glove & Boots: The sarcastic tutorial precursor to Lynda.com

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 7.06.32 PMAs a writer, we’re always yearning to learn.  Because, by our nature, we are observers.  We take in.  We research.  We get inspired for ideas by what is around us as much as within us.

Ok, enough of the lah-dee-dah talk.  We gotta have our Shinola together.  And educational resources like Lynda.com are all about upgrading your ability and hirability as a writer.

But everyone’s not as driven to take on hours, days, weeks, and more of learning.  Well, how about something that might be fast and fun?  And maybe even open up a new world of educational exploration?

Glove & Boots to the rescue!  Through humor-filled “tutorial” shorts, some of their vlogs give you a taste of things you either should already know or need to know to get ahead professionally.  Not only as a writer, but in general.

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 7.01.04 PMFirst up, something every writer needs to get a grip on: Grammar.  No, not that Frazier dude from Cheers.  The basis of writing.  The integral core.  Lack it and say bye bye to getting your script read beyond page one.  Or any other professional document.

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 7.01.47 PMNext comes one of the skills every writer working freelance needs at least a basic grasp of: Photoshop.  Words alone won’t garner clicks like an article full of images.  Whether for a blog or company website or anything in between, a little bit of graphic design savvy goes far.

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 7.02.29 PMNow something for everyone.  Job interview tips.  Yes, we all think we’re the bee’s knees.  But does the interviewer?  Not if you don’t present the best and most professional you.  This won’t give you all the answers, but it will cover the basics.

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 7.01.30 PMSaved the best for last since this is a site for all the creative writers out there.  The basis of all stories: The Hero’s Journey.  Yes, you may have already learned it.  Here at Full Sail, for sure.  But this is an informative (and hilarious) refresher on the subject.  Enjoy!

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