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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games by Christy Marx

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CHAPTER   4

Breaking and Entering

There is no one way to break into writing, especially in television or film. There is no magic way to go about it, no secrets that will guarantee getting a break, but there are ways to improve the odds. Because it’s one of the things everyone asks, I’ll relate how I broke in.

I was living in Los Angeles and had managed to sell a couple of stories to Marvel Comics editor Roy Thomas, who had recently moved to L.A. One of the stories I sold was about The Fantastic Four. I began attending the monthly meetings of a group of professional comic book writers and artists. I got to know people and made friends in that circle.

One day, one of the writers I’d gotten to know passed me a tip that an animation studio called ...

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