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  • Join Me in the Creative Shift Mastermind (3/15/2018) - I’m opening the doors to my private Creative Shift Mastermind, which runs from April 1st to June 30th, 2018. If you want to gain greater creative clarity, establish routines to create more, and understand how to better reach your audience, consider joining us. Making a creative shift in your life requires these key elements: Total […]
  • The Business of Being a Writer, My Interview with Jane Friedman (3/14/2018) - Today I’m excited to share my interview with author and publishing expert Jane Friedman. In our discussion, we dig into the nuts and bolts on how to earn a living as a writer. We frame the conversation around her new book, The Business of Being a Writer, which shatters romantic assumptions around publishing, but then […]
  • Coping with Impostor Syndrome (3/9/2018) - Someone emailed me the other day and shared a challenge they are trying to work through: “I think my main creative challenge is shutting out all the noise and the other things I can do and just WRITE.” They went on to describe how their time is spent caring for their kids, for relatives who […]
  • Social Anxiety and Sharing Your Creative Work. An interview with Ellen Hendriksen, PhD (3/5/2018) - In my latest podcast, I interview psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves. In our chat, we dig into topics that writers and artists constantly struggle with, including: Impostors Syndrome Permission to create Comparison to others Seeking validation Sharing your work publicly Collaboration Entrepreneurship We talk about her […]
  • Invest in Yourself (3/2/2018) - Today I want to talk about investing in yourself and your creative vision. Investing in yourself is about how you spend your resources. For your writing or art, you can’t plan for luck or great timing or having the best connections or even being the most talented. What you can plan for is to make more […]
  • How to Develop Your Creative Career, with Will Terry (2/27/2018) - In this podcast episode, I talk to illustrator Will Terry. We dig deep into how he went from freelance gigs as an illustrator to developing a sustainable career with multiple revenue streams. Will illustrates children’s books, sells his art at conventions, and is the co-founder of an online art school called The School of Visual […]
  • How Marketing Actually Works (2/23/2018) - A lot of writers and artists want to know what works when it comes to marketing. Often, they want to find a simple trick that they can use quickly to have more people become aware of their books or art or mission. It’s not uncommon for me to hear things like: “I tried Facebook, it […]
  • Let’s Talk About Art, Money, Piracy and Drew Barrymore. My Interview With Marc Johns. (2/20/2018) - On January 29th, artist Marc Johns saw this on social media: Drew Barrymore shared a photo of her daughter wearing a jacket that had Marc’s art on it: Amazing right? This is the type of thing that many artists dream about: a celebrity sharing their work with 8 million followers. But there was a problem. […]
  • The Cure for Social Media Overwhelm (2/16/2018) - I realized something this week: 10 years ago, I joined Twitter. I’ve shared 25,000 Tweets in that time. 12 years ago I created my blog. I clicked “publish” on a post more than 2,000 times. 13 years ago I sent my first email newsletter. I’ve sent more than 650 weekly newsletters since then. In some […]
  • Find More Time For Creative Work You are Proud Of, With Srini Rao (2/13/2018) - Today I speak with Srini Rao, who is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast, and the author of Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best. In this chat we discuss how to find more time to do the creative work that you love. Click ‘play’ above, or listen to the episode on […]