I would like to learn more about a few specific website creating sites maybe that you all use for your portfolios and how to go about setting them up. Portfolio and Self Promotion with James Yang was a great video about portfolios, I would like to learn more about the actual nuts and bolts of a few of the most popular website creators out there. Thanks and all the best, really looking forward to Inktober this year...
SCBWI (they call it "Squibby" round here, which is so much easier!) organizes local chapter writing circles. I have been bugging the Swiss coordinator for one, and now she has set it up...even though we are only 3 people in it! But better than nothing for sure!
I have been also looking at professional copy-editors/story consultants. There are a few out there (cannot judge how good or how serious) but prices for a 1000-word manuscript, including discussion of story structure, wording, language, etc...are pretty steep (which I can understand, because if it is done properly is a lot of work). At that rate, maybe it is better to do the live writing course coming up here on SVS, which includes manuscript reviews.
@sarahelliott489 I have the same problem. I work as a web developer during the day. I don't have much free time since I also have a baby of six months old.
Every spare moment I have goes to a creative project of some sorts I made up for myself, but it's not much, maybe a half an hour a day.
I'm following an evening class at the moment to become a graphic designer, it's difficult but I believe it's worth the effort.
@smceccarelli thanks for the reply. So far I am on the same page as you in regards to interiors. My brother who is an art major told me to just keep drawing realistic backgrounds from photos and then my ability to make backrounds more absurd will come much more natural over time. Most of my life my art has been mainly drawing characters and barely much background, so that is why I asked.
Btw, you should definitely make more youtube videos.