“I had to think, what kind of artist am I, and what do I want to be doing?” My interview with Rebecca Green

Rebecca GreenThis is the third time I’ve interviewed artist and writer Rebecca Green, and each time we have tracked how she is transitioning her career to find more personal fulfillment in the creative process, as well as greater success. Today we talk about the risks she is taking in focusing more on certain kinds of artwork, the pros and cons of social media, why she loves her email newsletter, and the importance of an artistic community.

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You can find Rebecca in the following places:
myblankpaper.com
Instagram: @rebeccagreenillustration

“I had the supportive community, because I had been supporting them for all these years.” My interview with Angela Abreu

Angela AbreuAngela Abreu is a writer, and founder of the Dominican Writers Association. She shares her own story of launching her poetry book, and how she turned it into a performance, selling 100 tickets with huge support from her network. She talked about the value of being a part of a literary community and how that forges the relationships you need to share your own work in a meaningful way. She also shares how she created the Dominican Writers Association and how that has grown to support so many writers.

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You can find Angela in the following places:
dominicanwriters.com
@angysgotit
@dominicanwriters
Facebook
DomWriters

“I had so much creativity waiting to come out.” My Interview Emma Gannon

Emma GannonEmma Gannon is an author and host of the podcast Ctrl Alt Delete. She shares her journey to becoming a writer, and what it is like to switch to writing novels after a successful nonfiction career. Along the way, she was “rejected once a day” from magazines she submitted work to, only to find people loved her writing that she shared on her blog. She explains how that platform grew into an amazing career, and how she manages her time in order to write novels, nonfiction, host her podcast, and so much more!

You can listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ below, or in the following places:

You can find Emma in the following places:
emmagannon.co.uk
Her podcsat: Ctrl Alt Delete
@emmagannonuk
Twitter: @emmagannon
Her Novel, Olive
Her nonfiction books: Sabotage and The Multi-Hyphen Method

“I had to figure out how to make writing the central part of my life.” My Interview with Author Donna Hemans

Donna HemansDonna Hemans’ first two books were published nearly 20 years apart, and in our interview, she describes the difference in launching each. She also shares the journey between them, where she began two manuscripts that are still unpublished, only to find that her next idea was the one ready to be finished and shared with the world. We also discuss her getting her MFA, balancing a day job and writing, and why she now owns a co-working studio for writers. Her latest novel is Tea By the Sea.

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You can find Donna in the following places:
donnahemans.com
Her books
Twitter: @donna_hemans
Instagram: @donna_hemans
Facebook

“I’ve created nearly 10,000 products, but creating this book was the most incredible experience of my life.” My Interview with Melissa Bernstein

Melissa BernsteinMelissa Bernstein is the co-founder of Melissa & Doug, where she has designed nearly 10,000 toys and created a $500 million dollar company. In this conversation, we talk about the importance of failure in the creative process and what it means to live and create with authenticity. She also gets very honest about mental health and why her new book has been the most incredible creative experience of her life. The book is called: LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light.

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You can find Melissa in the following places:
lifelines.com
Her book: LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light
Twitter: @seeklifelines
Instagram: @seeklifelines
Facebook