Going Full Time With Your Writing? Here Are 4 Hurdles You Will Face

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.) […]

The Reason You’re Procrastinating and How to Fix It (Part II)

Of all the problems writers face, procrastination is the most insidious. Sometimes we don’t even know we have a problem with procrastination. We will finish our novel/write that poem/complete that dissertation…We’ll just do it later. Well, as your dad used to say, “There are seven days in a week, and ‘someday’ isn’t one of them.” […]

Should You Move to Your Dream City to Write?

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.) […]