By CB Cebulski
I know yesterday's Tips & Tweets didn't sit well with some people. I got plenty of responses along the lines of, "But I only wanna write for Marvel" and "All my ideas are Marvel ideas!" Now while this is nice to hear, it's also a bit disappointing. Writers write. Period. About anything and everything. And while it's great you wanna write solely for Marvel, if that's the case, you may want to reconsider writing as a career choice. You should never limit yourself creatively like that!
You should look at your ideas like potato chips... "Crunch all you want, we'll make more."
And on that note, let's dive into today's bag of Tips & Tweets...
Pulled from CB Cebulski' Twitter feed (@CBCebulski) and organized by topic, these tips, tweets and missives may help YOU get into the comic book biz at the San Diego Comic-Con 2010 or beyond!
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Special thanks to Marvelous intern Zack Rosenberg (@Comicnerd1988) for compiling and organizing the tweets & tips! And all art featured in this article is from an upcoming story by a new writer! "Adamantium Diaries" is by Sarah Cross, "Iron Man: Killer Commute" is by Mark Haven Britt and "Wolverine: Development Hell" is from Mark Simmons!
Today's Tips: Advice for Writers, part 2
Published work means creative writing that has been printed and where you are clearly given credit by name for your contribution.
No, no PDFs. Nothing digital. Nothing electronic. In this case, published means PRINTED. Sorry, but those are the rules.
DO NOT send anything to me, writers. Organize your ideas, do your research and send to the editor(s) of the character(s) you want to write.
Once the editors review your work, if they like what they read, they will then contact you and ask you to pitch. That's how it works.
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RT @howardwong1: "The better question is why do you want to write for Marvel/DC?" True. It's a question many creators should ask themselves.
You get asked to submit by getting published elsewhere, or self-publishing, making a name for yourself and sending us your PUBLISHED work.
You can't submit to Marvel unless you're asked to submit.
Simply put, all Marvel editors handle their own writer recruitment on their titles & you need to get your PUBLISHED work into their hands.
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