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How To Be a Renegade in the Job Market and Land Any Gig You Want

9 May 2011

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How To Be a Renegade in the Job Market and Land Any Gig You Want

Some careers require credentials. Some require education and certification. Some require you to apply to be chosen. But most don’t. No matter what your passion, there is almost always a self-employment version of the “official” path. Writer? Self-publish. Artist? Self-distribute. Teacher? Start up an education program in your community, a tutoring company, online course, or […]

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A Killer Way to Jump Start Your Goals

28 February 2011

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A Killer Way to Jump Start Your Goals

When I graduated from film school 4 years ago, one of my goals was to write a spec script. For those who are not down with the industry lingo, specs are scripts written by aspiring writers for existing TV shows that are currently in production. Specs are used to get writing jobs, agents, enter competitions […]

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Gatekeepers and the Fear of Failure

31 January 2011

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Gatekeepers and the Fear of Failure

My friend Jacob over at Sensophy recently published an article in which he posed the following question to a bunch of bloggers and entrepreneurs: What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you couldn’t fail? I was very touched to be included, but it was some of the other responses that […]

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Hacking Hollywood: The Unconventional Method for Becoming… a Television Writer?

25 November 2010

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Hacking Hollywood: The Unconventional Method for Becoming… a Television Writer?

I want to be a television writer (among other things). There, I said it. I’ve known this for a long time and have spent many years trying to rationalize the dream away. I’ve told myself that I would need to move to LA, which I would inevitably hate, that the demand for these jobs is […]

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