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Becoming a writer, staying a writer : the artistry, joy, and career of storytelling / J. Michael Straczynski.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781950665884
  • ISBN: 1950665887
  • Physical Description: 230 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Why this book? -- Becoming a writer. In which we discuss murdered typewriters, lost loves, and the writing impulse ; Who are you? Version 1.0 ; Writing for the workshop ; Sanding it down ; Building characters and worlds ; Muse-ings ; You can't sell an idea ; Shark alert! ; Hearing voices ; Finish the damned thing ; Hills, valleys, and the refractory period ; Questions of intent ; How to build a monster in three easy lessons ; To the university or college student ; Systems of creation ; Making time ; Value added -- Staying a writer. Who are you? Version 2.0 ; Nota bene ; Agents of darkness ; Imposter syndrome ; Annnnd here's the pitch ; Several hundred words about writer's block ; Turning it upside down ; Two for the price of fun ; What's in the box? ; The thick plotens ; Living (or at least surviving) the writing life -- Concluding thoughts: touching the world.
Summary, etc.:
"From screenwriter and author J. Michael Straczynski, Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer offers expert insider advice to help fellow writers establish lasting careers as storytellers"-- Provided by publisher.
Straczynski knew he wanted to be a writer, but didn't know how to start a career as a writer-- or how to stay one. This is the kind of guidebook he wishes he'd had, one that offers more than 30 years of experience writing for film, television, books, and comics. He offers writers-- at any stage of their careers-- an honest, and often wisdom on what it means to be, and stay a writer. -- adapted from back cover.
Subject: Authorship > Vocational guidance.
Authorship > Vocational guidance.

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Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer : The Artistry, Joy, and Career of Storytelling
Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer : The Artistry, Joy, and Career of Storytelling
by Straczynski, J. Michael
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Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer : The Artistry, Joy, and Career of Storytelling

J. Michael Straczynski has written for TV, film, streaming video and audio, comic books, fiction and nonfiction. He began his career as a reporter for The Los Angeles Times , The Los Angeles Herald Examiner , and TIME Inc., before going on to work in television and film, creating series such as Sense8 for Netflix, and writing the Oscar-nominated Changeling directed by Clint Eastwood. His other work includes Babylon 5 , Thor (both the movie and the comic), audio dramas for Syfy and Penguin/Random House, and a six year run on The Amazing Spider-Man . His autobiography, Becoming Superman , was published in 2019 to rave reviews in the Wall Street Journal , NPR, BBC and the Washington Post. His work in comics has sold 13 million individual copies, and his graphic novels have frequently appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. His latest novel, Together We Will Go , will be released in March 2021 from Simon & Shuster.