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Military Veterans in Creative Careers - Justin SloanMilitary Veterans in Creative Careers: Interviews with Our Nation’s Heroes

Many of our nation’s men and women exit the military without a clue of what to do next. Others pursue their passions, doing everything they can to break into the life they’ve always dreamed of. This book provides guidance on how to follow your passions, and includes interviews with MILITARY VETERANS who have gone on to creative careers

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kindle (1)Creative Writing Career 2 

In this sequel to Creative Writing Career: Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books, Stephan and Justin continue to bring you industry advice as well as interviews with screenwriters, video game writers, and authors of books and comics


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Creative Writing Career

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

Now in Audiobook! Want to be a writer of video games? A screenwriter? A novelist? This book will guide you as you position yourself for a career as a writer.

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Number 1 bestseller in screenwriting, September 2015.

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“Justin Sloan spares no effort in providing a comprehensive and thoroughly researched practical guide to becoming a 21st Century writer. Drawing both from his impressive academic credentials and his own writing success, Justin’s book is bound to save the aspiring writer many years of trial-and-error frustration.” -John Kingston

“What this book attempts and succeeds at doing is giving practical advice on how to harness a love for writing into a viable, paying career.”-jmcclay3

“Justin Sloan’s informative book is a must read for anyone who wants to know how to become a paid working writer.” –J Lee




Books: On Film and Television

** Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, Syd Field

** How to Break in to TV Writing: Insider Interviews, Gray Jones

** Getting it Write: An Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career, Lee Jessup

** Riding the Alligator, Pen Densham

** Pixar’s 22 Rules of Story, Analyzed, Stephan Bugaj

** Writing Screenplays that Sell, Michael Hauge

** Four Screenplays, William Goldman

** Adventures in the Screen Trade, William Goldman

** The Screenwriters Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script, David Trottier

** Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting, Robert McKee

** Save the Cat, Blake Snyder

** Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant

** Your Screenplay Sucks: 100 Ways to Make it Great, William M. Akers

** Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434: The Industry’s Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay, Lew Hunter

** Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach, Paul Guilino

** The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers & Screenwriters, Christopher Vogler


Books: On Video Games


** Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know, Evan Skolnick

** The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design, Flint Dille and John Zuur Platten

** Video Game Writing, Maurice Suckling

** Writing for Video Games, Steve Ince

** Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Wendy Despain


Books: On Fiction


** The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers, Donald Maass

** Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, Roy Peter Clark

** Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them, Francine Prose

** How Fiction Works, James Woods

** Self Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne and Dave King

** The Art of Fiction, John Gardner

** On Becoming a Novelist, John Gardner

** The Art of Fiction, Ann Rand

** Immediate Fiction, Jerry Cleaver

** On Writing, Stephen King

** The First Five Pages, Noah Lukeman

** Writing War: A Guide to Telling Your Own Story, Ron Capps

** The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell


Books: Non-fiction


** Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life, Laura Hedgecock

** Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life, Philip Gerard

** Writing Creative Nonfiction, Philip Gerard

** You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction, from Memoir to Literary Journalism, Lee Gutkind

** Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, Mark Kramer and Wendy Call

** Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction, Jack Hart


Video Games to Play

** The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

** The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)

** Game of Thrones (Telltale Games)

** Tales from the Borderlands (Telltale Games)

** Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)

** Beyond Two Souls (Quantic Dream)

** Last of Us (Naughty Dog)

** Uncharted (Naughty Dog)

** South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/ Ubisoft)

** To the Moon (Freebird Games)

** Year Walk (iOS game and companion app)

** Dead Space (EA)

** Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)

** Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games)

** Mass Effect (BioWare)

** Bioshock (Irrational Games)


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