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In a recent guest post for WriterUnboxed.com, I explore the value of clarity to see and celebrate your successes: Clarity. This is the word that underscores so much of what you do in connecting with and growing your audience. Clarity of your own focus. Clarity of voice. Clarity of timing. Clarity of who you want […] Read More

Pushing Further

"You can never go too far." Back in the 1980s, when I first heard this line in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, it felt like an empowering call to adventure. Now, at 41 -- middle-age -- it strikes me as a different kind of challenge. Most every creative professional and writer I meet makes […] Read More

I am a grown man, and I take a nap every day.

I recently shared a guest post for WriterUnboxed.com that discusses the value of adding more unstructured time to your life, and the value of rest. I call these types of actions "White Space": White Space is a place where we discuss the possibilities of what can be; where bad habits are negated; and where we […] Read More

Truly Embracing Your Audience

You are a writer. You are an artist. You are an entrepreneur. You are a creative professional of some sort. What is the goal of pursuing your work? What does this look like in real-life? There could be many drivers for what you create, including validation, self-expression, helping others, adding more to the world than […] Read More

Q: What Builds Buzz for a Book? A: Craft and Enthusiasm.

Today I want to share my experience working with an author whose book comes out in January. During this process, I have been reminded of the core things I love about books, and what truly builds “buzz” for one of them. The author's name is Christopher Scotton, and his debut novel is The Secret Wisdom […] Read More