I discuss how writers and creatives can overcome self-doubt through brute force, cultivating confidence in other areas of life, and by being prolific.
This week, I aired a special minisode of the podcast in honor of #HappierLaborDay. "Happier Labor Day" was a movement created by Gretchen Rubin to encourage all of us to reflect on our work-life and how we could make it happier. Now, as a full-time writer and creative, I'm pretty dang happy with my work. … Continue reading #HappierLaborDay: My Reflections on the Writing Life
This week, I explore whether it's possible to run a successful author business without paid ads.
Being a full-time writer is awesome. I get to spend most of my time doing what I love, which is writing science fiction and creating content for other writers and creatives. I get to make my own schedule, work from wherever, and take time off if I want or need to. But as you regular … Continue reading 5 Alternate Streams of Income That Every Writer Should Know About
This post originally aired as an episode of my podcast, The Fearless Creative. Make sure you subscribe to get your weekly dose of inspiration, motivation, and my very best tips for succeeding as a creative entrepreneur! If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below. Welcome, welcome, welcome to the show everybody. I … Continue reading The Surprising Trait That Predicts Creative Success (and How to Develop It)
Catching your own idiosyncrasies can feel like playing whack-a-mole: As soon as you stop making your character sigh every other paragraph, you learn you are addicted to ellipses. Then you set out on a mission to rid your dialogue tags of adverbs, and you start over-relying on a few of your favorite verbs. Because writing … Continue reading 5 Ways to Find Your Weird Writing Quirks (and Hopefully Fix Them for Good)
This post originally aired as an episode of my podcast, The Fearless Creative. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode! If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below. Welcome, welcome, welcome to the show everybody. I am so happy to be here talking to you. I’m recording … Continue reading Going Full Time With Your Writing? Here Are 4 Hurdles You Will Face