STOP Blaming Your Audience

He took a sip of his coffee and lamented, “People just don’t pay attention to me. When I hit publish, no one reads what I have to say…no one cares.”   Don’t do it! Even though your audience is an easy target, an easy scapegoat, don’t blame them. When our work is met with silence,…

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I Called A Monster

**inspired by the movie A Monster Calls. The movie along with my amazing and brave friends in my book club, inspired me to make this declaration. It is time to write my memoir. My morning pages today we’re focused on why I have been avoiding it, even though I know it is time. This is my…

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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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