Normally reserved for our Professional Members, we are inviting friends and industry colleagues, and Basic Training alumni to empower careers through important creative distinctions.
Attracting Representation, Creating a Story Inventory & Other Ways to RepPresent Yourself
Sat. Dec. 9th, 10am-11:15am (LA Time) via Zoom
by Founder Jeffrey Gordon (JG)
RSVPs will be accepted until 5pm the day before. Once you RSVP, zoom will control your access.
Please join JG for a Mini-Camp to dispel fallacies about representation and to work in the best ways to empower your career momentum.
In most cases, the question asked by new writers, “How do I get an agent?” is an indicator of a lack of readiness to be represented.
When your writing samples as a package evolve to illustrate your voice and level of conceptual sophistication, your shared sensibility with other artists and writers will naturally inspire support and help–and you will “attract representation”, not have to seek it.
That’s not to say that the often awkward process of self-promotion is irrelevant to find and to connect with like-minded people, as well as fans of your work. There’s a difference, however, between bald-faced networking and working as a professional.
Writers Boot Camp’s support of countless careers for more than 30 years has encouraged alumni through unique tools and techniques to activate and align through focusing on the work.
The strategies of integrating more definitive rewriting techniques, regularly updating Premise Lines and project lists, and owning one’s storytelling approach–within scripts and manuscripts, and also in the arrangement of shared personal experiences and anecdotes–empower and cultivate a sensibility, a creative intention and direction.
Similar to the myriad problems with a typical resume that need fixing–from conflicting type sizes and overly fancy fonts to general readability issues and problems and superfluous details self-evident in job titles–Writers Boot Camp’s Story Inventory exercise will help you adjust your “career format”, take inventory of your projects and your sense of progress, and align your creative trajectory.
JG will walk you through the format and steps for creating a Story Inventory. On its face, this one-page exercise may appear to be just a list of ideas. Behind-the-scenes, the work you do to complete it, as well as the process of continually updating to keep it fresh, is a manner of working on yourself as the personification of a creative business.
Additional Note About Our Professional View
While Writers Boot Camp’s tools ritually help writers become more productive and efficient with their time, it’s professionally important to refine your creative point of view and artistic intent.
Career breakthroughs after numerous scripts and struggles are mostly due to a writer’s hard-fought epiphanies from countless critiques by producers, executives, friends in the business and gatekeepers (readers). Undeterred, the integration of the layers of comment can finally foster a writer’s own authority. The best writers do not take years and years to get a clearer picture of the process and the profession.
But early on, a writer’s lack of idea testing, their failure to compare and distinguish ideas to the lineage of what’s come before, will tend to limit success and creative transcendence.
Feel free to invite a creative friend looking for support as a writer or filmmaker, or an actor creating a platform or vehicle for success.
If you RSVP and your plans change, please let us know. Otherwise, we will be expecting you.
For more info about Writers Boot Camp you can call 310/998-1199, check out writersbootcamp.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We always love to hear from alumni with news and success stories!