I’ve never done this before

I’m doing something I’ve never done before, and I’m kind of excited, kind of terrified!

Last Fall, some writers in my Mastermind group encouraged me to create an in-person event. I told them there was no way I would organize that, and then listed out all of the reasons. I told them how I hated those hotel conference rooms, how it’s no fun being stuck inside all day. I just listed out all of the reasons I felt that that many in-person events just didn’t work.

But then I took another step. I considered what would an event be like that I would want to attend. I started riffing on ideas: “If I were going to do it, it would have to be really fun. It would take place half in the streets of New York City, and half in beautiful studio spaces. There would be a lot of food. It would have to be a really small group. I’d want to have a guest artist/author join me…”

When I removed all of the assumptions I had about what an in-person event needed to be, I began to see what it could be.

Then I took another step to actually create it.

I’m suuuuuuuper excited to announce the Creative Business Boost live event! It takes place in New York City on July 27th. Half the day is spent in gorgeous locations like the Morgan Library and the Museum of Modern Art. The other half takes place in sunny studios were we get work done!

Oh, and the best part! Author/illustrator Lori Richmond is joining us! This is me and Lori:

Creative Business Boost is for the writer, artist, or creative professional who has a part or full time business with their art, but feels they need a boost to grow. This is what we dig into during the event:

  1. Radical Clarity: What you create and why. You will be reinvigorated and laser focused on your creative vision.
  2. True Fans: Who will love your work, why, and how to reach them.
  3. Marketing & Sales Planning: How to market your work, package it, and promote it in a way that feels meaningful and effective.

Here is the full agenda for Creative Business Boost:


It has been months of planning to pull this together. You can findĀ full details on Creative Business Boost here. There are only 10 spots available, so please apply early if you want to join us!

Also: if this in-person event isn’t right for you, there is still time for you to join my Creative Shift Mastermind, which begins July 1st. There are an amazing group of writers and artists already signed up… I can’t wait for this session to begin!