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December – FREE Workshop & Co-working dates!

Throughout December, I am hosting co-working dates, a critique group, and a business for creatives workshop via a virtual zoom room. Try a co-working session to help focus and motivate you to get some work done. Co-working sessions run: Mondays 10 a.m. – noon CST Wednesdays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Fridays 10 a.m. – noon CST To learn more about the business of running a Creative Career, including mindset challenges & tech assistance, join the TCA Insiders Tier …

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Alone Together

In this series apprentice, Imari Berry selects essays from Jessica Conoley’s archives.  Imari shares why the essay resonates with her as a newer creative, & Jessica’s original essay follows. I chose this essay because: I love being alone. Being lonely and being alone are two different things. I’m one of those people that want to be invited, but doesn’t want to go and if I do go I want to leave in thirty minutes once I arrive, that’s just when …

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November Co-working & Critique Crew dates – Great for Non-writers & Writers

Throughout November, I am hosting co-working dates, and a critique group via a virtual zoom room. Try a co-working session to help focus and motivate you to get some work done. Co-working sessions run: Mondays 10 a.m. – noon CST Wednesdays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Fridays 10 a.m. – noon CST November’s upcoming sessions are:  Wednesday 11/10 – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Friday 11/12 – 10  a.m. – noon. CST Saturday 11/13 – 11:59 p.m.  CST CRITIQUE …

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I’ll be invisible for a few weeks

I’m taking family leave the next couple of weeks.  If all goes well, I’ll be back to work as normal in early November.  If I need to extend my leave I’ll let you all know ASAP. Don’t worry co-working can still go on without me as normal.  You’re all lovely humans who know how to get words in without my supervision 🙂  If you email while I’m on family leave, thank you for your understanding in delayed responses.  I look …

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January 2022-A New Coaching Partner & we want to work with you!

Group Apprenticeship Coaching for Writers is back in January, and I’ve brought in the phenomenal developmental editor, Natasha Hanova, to take the program to the next level. I’ve spent years refining a coaching system that: helps you build a writer support system, demystifies the business side of publishing, & provides personalized guidance to the next step in your writing career. But, now, through The Creative’s Apprentice, I’m taking group coaching to the next level. Natasha is an exceptional developmental editor …

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THE PARTS I DON’T TALK ABOUT

In this series apprentice, Imari Berry selects essays from Jessica Conoley’s archives.  Imari shares why the essay resonates with her as a newer creative, & Jessica’s original essay follows. I chose this essay because: Dude this essay is so real. I felt this essay so deeply, especially about feeling like a fraud. Imposter syndrome sucks! But we will continue to fight through it. Initial publication date: 02/02/2016 The Parts I Don’t Talk About Living the life I’ve dreamed of is …

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FREE Writers Conference – Save the Dates November 4-6!

Friday, November 5th & Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Johnson County Library’s Virtual Writers Conference. This FREE conference is 100% online, & I’m hosting afterhours book discussions on both Friday & Saturday. The Johnson County Library’s seventh annual Writers Conference kicks off on Thursday, November 4 with a discussion on hope and inspiration featuring conference faculty members Alyssa Cole and Michelle Tea. Friday and Saturday includes lectures and workshops on building a DIY writing career, crafting pleasure narratives, and bending genre. The …

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October Co-working & Critique Crew dates – Slight interruption to regular programming

Throughout October, I am hosting co-working dates and a critique group via a virtual zoom room. Try a co-working session to help focus and motivate you to get some work done. Co-working sessions run: Mondays 10 a.m. – noon CST Wednesdays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Fridays 10 a.m. – noon CST October’s upcoming sessions are: Monday 10/4 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon Wednesday 10/6 – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Friday 10/8 – 10  a.m. – noon. …

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Evolution of a Story

In this series apprentice, Imari Berry selects essays from Jessica Conoley’s archives.  Imari shares why the essay resonates with her as a newer creative, & Jessica’s original essay follows. I chose this essay because: Dude this essay is everything! It is a first-hand experience of someone discovering who they are and becoming that person. It’s like watching a flower bloom for the first time. Love! Initial publication date: 1/19/2016 Evolution of a Story In the beginning there was a New …

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Did You Know? I post super secret content over on my Patreon.

On the 15th a Patron’s only post is going out about the 3rd book that inspired the founding of TCA. I told you all about Book #1 here & book #2 here. Initially, I felt a distinct loathing of book #3. The lessons it offered up were a little more than odd. (Real Scrooge McDuck style gold coins were involved in part of it.) If you’d like to become a Patron and get ALL of the stories (in addition to …

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