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  • Invest in people and experiences (8/19/2016) - Too often, to push our work forward, we consider investing in tools and resources. Maybe it’s an application, a new piece of equipment, or a learning resource such as an online course. Today, I want to encourage you to instead invest in experiences and other people. I started the thread of this conversation last week, […]
  • Create experiences, not data (8/12/2016) - The measure of our success cannot always be counted in raw data; rather, it should be felt in the depth of experiences we create. If you are a writer, that experience may be the one that a reader feels when reading your book. It may also be the countless silent ways they think about your […]
  • Be the gateway (8/5/2016) - When I talk with writers, they often feel confusion at how the vision they have for their book can align to the pressure they feel to have a “platform.” They don’t know what to include on a website, what to send in an email newsletter, what to share on social media, and how to make […]
  • I’m hiring an intern (and you should too) (7/28/2016) - I’m hiring an intern to join me here on the WeGrowMedia team. I want to tell you a bit about that, plus I want to go further and encourage you to hire interns of your own. Crazy, right?! Let’s dig in… Join My Team! I am hiring a paid intern to join WeGrowMedia! This is […]
  • Making social media fun again (7/15/2016) - Today I want to share the advice I give to every writer and creative professional who is overwhelmed with social media, and either: Doesn’t know how to make it feel effective towards their goals. They want it to feel meaningful again. Has lost enthusiasm for social media. They want it to feel fun again. If […]
  • How to create an effective website (7/8/2016) - Do you love your website? Do you feel it adequately represents the vision you have for your work? Does it draw people in and keep them engaged? Does it “convert” — meaning that it turns a casual viewer into someone who makes a commitment to buy your book, follow your blog, or sign up for […]
  • These two skills changed everything for me (7/1/2016) - Today I want to talk about the two skills I focus on every single day in order to push my creative work forward. These are habits I see used again and again by successful writers and artists to find clarity amidst chaos; to feel a true sense of accomplishment, even when they experience setbacks. So […]
  • Join My Creative Action Mastermind (6/20/2016) - 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 […]
  • Creativity is the answer (6/10/2016) - 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 […]
  • What does it mean to be a storyteller? (6/3/2016) - 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 […]