How to Write Blog Posts With Impossible-to-Skim Personality

It started with the cheese. Last Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were feeling fancy. When we feel fancy, we like to fire up the Weber and treat ourselves to a nice a wine-and-cheese spread. As fancy people do, we raided the $5 cheese bin at the grocery store where they sell remnants of the … Continue reading How to Write Blog Posts With Impossible-to-Skim Personality

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Creative Business

This post originally aired as an episode of my podcast, “The Fearless Creative.” If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below.  If you do listen, please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, or your favorite podcatcher. (If you don’t know how to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, I’ve got a … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Creative Business

Evolve or Die: What Being a Writer Looks Like for Me in 2019

Ever had one of those days when someone asks you how you’re doing and you find yourself blurting out your whole life story? Last Tuesday was one of those days. I started out writing a blog post about how to use freelance income to supplement fiction income, but it quickly morphed into something else. At … Continue reading Evolve or Die: What Being a Writer Looks Like for Me in 2019

Dharma, Ikigai, and Discovering Your Purpose in Life

This post originally aired as an episode of my podcast, "The Fearless Creative." If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below.  If you do listen, please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, or your favorite podcatcher. (If you don’t know how to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, I’ve … Continue reading Dharma, Ikigai, and Discovering Your Purpose in Life

The Power of Teamwork: Two Successful Businesses, One Amazing Life

This post originally aired on my podcast, "The Fearless Creative." It's a very special episode where I interview fellow entrepreneur — my husband — Ben Thornburg. Ben has been self-employed for seven years and has used his background in framing, carpentry, and woodwork to build a business around real-estate investments. He tackles properties that are … Continue reading The Power of Teamwork: Two Successful Businesses, One Amazing Life

Creating Calm and Orderly Spaces for a More Creative and Productive Life

This post originally aired last week (July 22, 2019) on my podcast "The Fearless Creative." If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below.  If you do listen, please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, or your favorite podcatcher. (If you don’t know how to subscribe on Apple … Continue reading Creating Calm and Orderly Spaces for a More Creative and Productive Life

The Ultimate Creative Lesson: Stop Trying to Control Everything

This post originally aired on The Fearless Creative podcast. If you’d rather read instead of listen, I’ve included the abridged transcript below.  If you do listen, please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, or your favorite podcatcher. (If you don’t know how to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, I’ve got a wonderful little cheat sheet here.) … Continue reading The Ultimate Creative Lesson: Stop Trying to Control Everything