ComixLaunch | 116 – Why You Should “Date” Collaborators Before You “Marry” Them

Many creators early in their careers make the mistake of tackling a giant project requiring a longterm creative “marriage” with their collaborators. There’s a better way to do it.

 


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why it’s usually a mistake to pursue your opus at the start of your career?
  • Why creators have trouble thinking small… even though doing so is the key to becoming a finisher.
  • Great examples of creators who are doing it right and winning.
  • Plus: Will I see you at New York Comic Con?

Today’s Session is brought to you by

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Sponsor Mid-Roll

In a moment, I’m going to give you today’s ComixLauncher, but first, we need to thank our sponsor…

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ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

ComixLauncher [116]

Whatever Idea you’re working on… imagine how long it will take to finish. Now double that. And then double that.
That’s how long it will likely take.
Now, how can you reduce the scope of the project to get to something that you can COMPLETE and put out into the world sooner?
What does the smaller version look like?


Quote
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones” – Confucius

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