Writer Tom Leveen is currently battling an age old dilemma: should he pursue projects that interest him the most or should he try to follow the market and do something more commercial. Recognizing that some types of projects seem to do better than others on Kickstarter, Tom is questioning whether that should be a filter he runs future projects through when deciding what to work on. In this mastermind style session, four other creators and Tyler will help Tom sort through this dilemma.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • When is the pull toward doing work that is more “commercial” a good thing… and when is it a mistake?
  • What really matters when it comes to long-term viability as a creator?
  • A tough question to ask yourself before going forward with a project.
  • Plus: Applications for the 2023 ComixLaunch Mastermind are now open!

This Session is Sponsored by…

…the ComixLaunch MasterMind. Fighting isolation and staying connected with others is more important than ever right now…

If you would you like to meet once a month with a group of serious, like-minded creators to talk about your projects and creative business for mutual support and accountability this year, go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind and get on the interest list.

New groups will be forming in December and meeting in January!

In the MasterMind Hot Seat Today:

Tom Leveen is an award-winning novelist of 9 books originally with imprints of PRH & S&S. Bram Stoker Award finalist, wrote for SPAWN and currently writing fiction for BattleTech with Catalyst Game Labs.

In the MasterMind Round Table:

  • Karla Medrano (comic book writer)
  • Michael Dean (comic creator, podcaster & filmmaker)
  • Patrick Kellner (comic book writer)
  • Travis Gibb (comic book writer)
  • Facilitated by Tyler James (Publisher, ComixTribe | Founder, ComixLaunch)

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Okay, creators, I have a question for you…

Right now, how many people are there on this planet who know exactly what it is that you’re trying to create this week, this month, this year, and in the next five years and in your lifetime?

And how many of those people ALSO want AND can help you to achieve those big dreams… and are regularly thinking about what they can do to help you on your mission?

Right now, do you have other creators in your corner who you trust to offer good, knowledgeable support and advice about the issues and struggles you face as a comic creator?

Are these creators who are always going to tell it to you straight, even if it’s not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear to level up?

And are you meeting with these people on a regular consistent basis to talk about these things?

Seriously, how many people do you have in your world right now who fit that full description?

If the answer is “NOT ENOUGH”, then I want you to imagine that there was a small group of high performing creators, who you really respect and you admire, and they constantly had you on their minds.

Imagine you were meeting with them regularly for mutual support, brainstorming and accountability.

Would that make a difference in your creative business and in your life?

If so, then I want to invite you to learn more about the ComixLaunch mastermind groups starting up in January.

Just go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind to get on the interest list. We’ll be accepting applications for just a short time in December to fill brand new groups who start meeting in January.

A ComixLaunch Mastermind Group could be just the thing you’re looking for to have a massive creative breakthrough in the new year.

So again, ComixLaunch.com/mastermind is where you’ll find all that information.

You’ll get on the interest list and potentially get into an awesome ComixLaunch Mastermind group of your own, and hit the ground running with us in January.

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On a scale of 1-10, how well are you currently communicating your project key deliverable dates with your collaborators? What can you do to make sure the whole team is on the same page before the new year?

How to Find Out More About Today’s Hot Seat Creator:

On most social sites as @tomleveen

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