Today’s the day! Creative Morning Magic: The Life-Changing Daily Practice for Writers, Artists, and Makers is now available wherever books are sold. I am so excited to release this book. It has been a long time coming. This is the book my soul most wanted to write, but I put it off and put it off […]
This week on The Fearless Creative, I sat down with Dr. Derek Novacek and talked about the long-term impact of stress and how stress affects the creative process. You can listen to the episode here or subscribe to The Fearless Creative on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Dr. Novacek is a clinical and research psychologist. He earned his […]
I discuss the benefits and challenges of collaborating with other creatives. I share my best tips for successfully collaborating with another creative — whether you’re working with a freelancer on a project-by-project basis or engaging in an ongoing partnership with another author or creative.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]