Making the Leap to Follow Our Passions

 

Military Veterans in Creative Careers - Justin SloanEven the best of us have looked at our dream careers and thought they were unattainable. That there’s no way we could pursue screenwriting or acting or what-have-you while being able to pay the rent. And that’s unfortunate.

The lucky few of us hit a point in our careers where we look back at the dreams of our youth and realize that it’s never too late to reach for the stars, and we find a way.

That was me not long ago, and if not for a very emotionally supportive wife I may still be working as an Asia analyst at the Federal Reserve. Instead, I’m writing on the video game version of Game of Thrones at Telltale Games (called the HBO of gaming). I am also a published author and optioned screenwriter, and feel my career is at its infancy and will only get better from here.  Continue reading

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Writers Guild Foundation Veterans Writing Retreat

Episode-39Justin-SloanEvery spring I am reminded of the great time I had a couple years back when I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Writers Guild Foundation’s (WGF) Veterans Writing Retreat. If you are a military veteran and are at all interested in writing, this WGF event is a must.

 

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