Film Courage: Can you talk about the opportunities that are available now that weren’t available to authors previously?
Andrew Warren, Author: I think right now for writers and other kinds of artists (almost any sort of creative person) there’s more opportunity now than there’s ever been. If you think about it now, a lot of people are used to a traditional way where they’re putting out their stuff and trying to sell it and that is always going to be difficult. In terms of getting your material into people’s hands as a writer, the biggest company on earth (Amazon) has enabled you to publish your books with them and you have a potential audience of millions of people. Wattpad lets you publish little short stories and things and little snippets of things and some of those have been optioned and turned into movies. YouTube, TikTok (all those) you can put out short films, you can put out little sketches. I think there’s constantly stories in the news about people who have made little shorts on YouTube that end up getting development deals and things so the tools are there. You just have to put yourself out there. That’s the hardest part is deciding I’m going to put myself out there. I watch these YouTubers and I am blown away by how much work they must put in. The successful ones produce content on a daily basis, a weekly basis and there’s maybe implications that are negative to that, but in terms of the hard work that they’re doing, I think it’s pretty impressive. If you want to get your stuff out there, there are so many avenues to do it now, more than ever in history. I think I should add too on the business side of things, not only can you get your stuff out there but platforms like Facebook can run marketing and campaigns and advertise and actually build audiences…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Andrew Warren is the international best-selling author of the Thomas Caine thriller series. Andrew also writes the space fantasy series Tales of Talon under the pen name of A.A. Warren. Andrew was born in New Jersey, and studied film and English at the University of Miami. He has over a decade of experience in the television and motion picture industry, where he has worked as a post production supervisor, story producer, and writer. He currently lives in Southern California.
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