STOP Apologizing for Your Art

She shuffled her papers in the front of the room, I didn’t have as much time to prepare as I had hoped, but here it is… We’ve all done it before. Standing on the precipice, about to share or present our work – whether with a friend or an entire room of people – and we…

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Book Review: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Don’t get this book if you want to cling to the belief that most artists never make money. Don’t get this book if you dislike being challenged to think and grow. Don’t get this book if you want to remain stuck and penniless. This book inspires, challenges and equips artists to change their mindset, market…

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Jumping Off The Cliff: succeed or die.

If you are willing to commit and do whatever it takes to write every day — the solution, space and resources will appear. This is how it works. Although it may not be as much time, space or resources as you desire, it will be enough to begin.   If we delay beginning the work, clinging to…

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Am I crazy? #writingmomconfessions

Her eyes held the ache of being caught in the tension.  Am I crazy to be a mom and still pursue my dream of writing?  We were headed home from two days at a writing conference. Our brains were full of information, strategies and big dreams.  Her husband and toddler pulled up to the curb. I…

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No Writer’s Block with these 2 Simple Strategies

I hate being stuck. Whether I’m stuck in the middle of a project or wondering where to start and feeling a lack of ideas, this is what I do. I take a break and pull out blank pieces of paper (whether they are in a journal or printer paper). I find a writing prompt, set…

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