Actor and freelance writer Anne DeAcetis talks candidly with Ben Hauck about how writing supplements her income as an actor. In the interview, Anne shares in detail the kinds of writing projects she takes on, how she is able to generate writing work, and how she charges for her services. She explains how she balances acting, auditioning, and writing jobs, and how writing complements her acting pursuits both creatively and financially. Anne also offers up specific advice for actors interested in pursuing writing on the side, including recommendations on writing samples, what books to get, and what to have on a writer website.
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Anne DeAcetis’s Bio
Anne is a character actress and singer. She was a founding member of Division 13 Productions led by artistic director Joanna Settle, which produced for nearly ten years in Chicago and New York. Since earning her MFA at California Institute of the Arts, Anne has developed her own solo show, broadened into indie film and a sprinkling of TV, and became the lead singer of the retro Latin and R&B band Willie and the Wolves. Her next project will be the short film The Dismissal with director Matt Epstein, in a role written for her — because she’s writing it.
- Creative Website: http://ww.annedeacetis.com
- Writing Business Website: http://www.adcreativecopy.com – Listen for a special offer from Anne for AIP listeners
- Twitter: @annedeacetis
- Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/
A Writing Resource Anne Recommends
Medium.com – a platform for getting out writing samples
Writing Books Anne Recommends
The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White
Anne also adds:
These are amazing resources that helped get me from knowing I loved to write IN GENERAL to being able to write professionally to complement my acting career.
1. The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
- Online Resource Center: http://www.therenegadewriter.
2. The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams – On Your Terms by Sara Horowitz (Founder of the Freelancers Union in NYC)
- Website: http://freelancersbible.com/
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