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How do you become a writer for tv show, movie, games, books.

How to you become a successful writer? currently working on a fictional book now. author writing creative-writing

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Brandon’s Answer

Most writing jobs will require you to have some kind of experience within the field to write for tv shows, games, etc. Many companies do not want to hire brand new people with no experience at all when it comes to writing. One thing that you can do, is to create samples (assuming you do not have experience and references in the field). Having samples can really show the employer what type of work you are able to do within the craft and allows them to see if you would be a good fit with them. This would also be applicable if you try to do freelance/contract work as well.
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Mario D.’s Answer

All good writing is re-writing. All good writing is re-writing. What makes somebody successful in writing is the study of the greats. Study the greatest writers! Study the “writing patterns” of the greatest writers.
Study all of them and then don’t write like them write like you. The only way to become a successful writer is to come out of your comfort zone and study the writing pattern of the greatest writers ever. Then after that you will be successful. Get the book “20 sentence patterns”

Practice one pattern a week.
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Christy’s Answer

I've written for TV, animation, comics, graphic novels, film, videogames, and non-fiction books. I strongly believe it's to a writer's benefit to be able to write for more than one form of media.

It would take an entire book to give the advice you need on writing for some of these media. Luckily, I've written one and you're the type of person I had in mind when I wrote it. The updated, second edition should be released early in Aug. 2021.

The book is Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/writing-for-animation-comics-and-games-christy-marx/1123295963
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Malisa’s Answer

Hello Andre! Writing the story / book is the hardest part. Once you have a work you would like the put out into the world I suggest researching the pros and cons of finding a publisher verses self publishing. Depending upon your life and preferences one might fit you much better than the other. You will then need to have the book edited. That can be the most challenging time because someone is giving feedback on your vision. Once finished editing depending upon the path you chose (self publish or using a publishing house) you would move forward. The other option you have would be to reach out to a literary agent to help you with some of these decisions. Good luck and all the best.

Thank you so much for the kind response!! I found it very helpful! andre T.

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