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If you are launching a book, you have to read this

The wonderful Jane Friedman shared a link to a blog post the other week that was really impressive in providing the step-by-step process of how they successfully launched a book. This is the post: Exactly how I self-published my book, sold 180,000 copies, and nearly doubled my revenue, which was written by Michael Bungay Stanier. […] Read More

Is fear holding you hostage?

Last week, I talked about how pursuing your creative work can sometimes feel full of risk, and other times full of hope. I received a lot of lovely replies to that post, but one note really stood out. It is from a woman who was replying to a prompt from me: what is your biggest […] Read More

In between, you have everything

A quote that has resonated with me more than any other in the past few years is one by Bono. This is how he described U2's process for reinventing the band in 1990 when they moved on from their "earnest" persona of The Joshua Tree to the forward-thinking Achtung Baby!: “You have to reject one […] Read More

My New Social Media Manifesto

I have seen many guides of how to start using social media. But recently I have found myself in a place where I have been on social media for years, but have fallen out of love with some aspects of it. In particular: Twitter. When speaking with friends and colleagues, I would find they have […] Read More

Generosity is a Magic Wand

My latest guest post for WriterUnboxed.com explores some of what I have learned in releasing my book: that generosity is a magic wand. The most important aspect of this that each of us has that magic wand. The only questions are: If we use it. How we use it. So let’s take this apart piece […] Read More