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Join My Creative Action Mastermind

I am opening up the doors for a rare opportunity to join me in a private mastermind group. This is a 3-month collaborative program, focusing on: Keeping you accountable to your creative goals. Are you finding it difficult to make the time to write, work on your craft, or develop your creative business? Consider us […] Read More

Creativity is the answer

That is me on the left in the photo above, with Muhammad Ali throwing a mock punch directly at my face. My brother looks on, as stunned as I am to be in Ali's presence. The photo was taken in the early 80s, at a chance encounter with Ali -- my mom had the forethought […] Read More

What does it mean to be a storyteller?

Heads up: if you are near New Jersey, I am helping to organizing a free event on Saturday June 11 called the Madison Storytellers Festival. It features 20+ speakers and workshops, 10 musicians, and 3 open-mics. More info here. For everyone else, my post below reflects on the vision behind the event: how each of […] Read More

Getting real (on social media)

Social media is different things to different people. In the line of work I do, very often writers or creative professionals come to me hoping for social media to be a promotional channel. For instance, they want to use it to sell more books. I understand why they want that; they believe in their book, […] Read More

3 Common Marketing Fallacies That Writers Need To Be Wary Of

Today I want to cover three common marketing fallacies that I see all the time. These are things I see that bump writers off track, and tend to leave them overwhelmed. Also, I'll give my advice for what you should do instead. Okay, let's dig in.... I see this constantly. A viable piece of advice […] Read More