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  • Behind the Scenes of My Podcasting & Interview Process (4/20/2015) - Since I announced my book Dabblers vs. Doers a few months ago, I have been in a process of research for the book that includes interviews with various creative professionals. I decided to share that primary research live as it happens via a podcast and accompanying blog posts. Just look at these awesome people I […]
  • Free Webinar: Take Back Your Creative Time (4/8/2015) - Do you want to spend more time developing a meaningful body of creative work? Do you envision that work as the foundation for a full-time career? Then please join me for a free webinar on Thursday, April 16th at 1pm ET: Take Back Your Creative Time. Click here to sign up for the free webinar. […]
  • “I was back to work two days after I gave birth.” On making documentary films, with Stephanie Wang-Breal (4/6/2015) - Today I am chatting with documentary filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal. In this interview, we discuss the risks she has taken as she navigated her career, and the many ways that she make hard decisions that lead to more meaningful work. It was incredible to research her work, and two key things jumped out at me: The […]
  • Build a Career Around Your Craft (4/3/2015) - For years I have worked with authors who want to build a firmer foundation for their career, and to earn more money in the process. Through this work, I have realized there are so many more creative professionals with the same goals: artists, photographers, designers, photographers, musicians, social entrepreneurs, and so many others. They have […]
  • The “Terrifying Crisis” of Finding the Second Act to Her Writing Career. An Interview with Novelist Tammy Greenwood (3/26/2015) - How does a career novelist make ends meet and navigate her way through a mid-career slump? Today I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share this interview with Tammy Greenwood, author of nine novels. If you are a writer — especially if you are a novelist — I beg you to listen […]
  • The Pressure of Creating the Spectacular, An Interview With Jeremy Chernick (3/20/2015) - Today I am thrilled to share my interview with Jeremy Chernick, a special effects designer for Broadway productions, Cirque du Soleil projects, museum installations, music videos, TV, and film. Basically, Jeremy makes it snow, rain, burn, bleed and explode on stage. He has worked with J&M Special Effects since 2006. This interview is part of […]
  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi: “One thing I would tell my younger self is to not be afraid to take risks.” (3/12/2015) - Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Her first picture book that she is writing and illustrating, Where Are My Books?, debuts from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in May 2015. She has illustrated two picture books by Michael Ian Black, as well as several Judy Blume reissue covers and […]
  • Betsy Bird: From “Invisible” Introvert to Author, Critic, Blogger and Librarian (3/5/2015) - How does one go from being a painfully shy child who barely spoke five words per day in school, to being a well-known children’s book blogger, librarian and author? In today’s interview, I chat with Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library who also runs the blog A Fuse #8 Production on […]
  • Becoming a Student of Your Own Creative Process (3/2/2015) - In this guest post for Writer Unboxed, I explore the value of how we develop the skills to master our own unique creative processes. “How do you best create? How do you best write, collaborate, increase the quality of your work, improve your ability to focus, or increase the quantity of output?” “What actions are […]
  • Andrea Lekberg: Preparing for Success (2/24/2015) - For the past six years, Andrea Lekberg has run The Artist Baker, a boutique bakery & cafe in Morristown, New Jersey. She graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago and The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, and has worked at a long list of notable bakeries and restaurants. She is also – of course […]