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The Last Question I Expected to Hear

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: Why do writers write? This question hit me in my gut and this essay makes me think about the reason I write. Sometimes there’s more than more answer and I’m figuring out mine with each word I write. Initial publication date: 9/15/2015 The Last Question I …

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It’s coming, July 7th!

Remember how I was gifted 3 books in January & that lead to a massive idea?  Well I finally read that 3rd book & that massive idea is coming to the world next month! The Creative’s Apprentice first on demand course will be available to the world on July 7th. Head over to https://thecreativesapprentice.com/  right now and see how spectacular, spectacular things are shaping up for the launch. And there’s a brand new article “The Most Significant Choice of Your …

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July Co-working & Critique Crew dates- Great for writers & non-writers

Throughout July, I am hosting co-working dates & a critique group. 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 for debut workshops. July’s upcoming sessions are: Friday 7/2 – 10 …

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SUPER SECRET LIBRARY DAY PART 2

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: OUCH! This essays shows that as much as someone loves writing it can hurt, especially when it comes to killing your darlings. I love happily ever afters, but times sometimes but not everything has a happy ending and that’s life. Initial publication date: 8/18/2015 Super Secret …

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Writers Helping Writers

I’m excited to have my work on Building Your Writing Support Triangle featured over on Writers Helping Writers. They’re publishing my work three weeks in a row! Last week we talked about Critique Support; we’ll cover mentors and accountability next. Thank you Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi for having me! Check out WritersHelpingWriters.net to read more.

6/14 7:30 p.m. CST-Mindset Challenges of a Writing Career Class

I realized I can teach you everything about business-ing, but if we don’t have our mindset in the right place it’s all irrelevant. So, I decided our June 14, 2021 Monday night class is going to be: Mindset Challenges of a Writing Career.  Writing is a hard industry,  but it’s impossible if we don’t have the right mindset. This workshop  delves into the mental challenges you’ll face in a creative career. Walk  away with a series of exercises and resources …

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Super Secret Library Day part I

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. Imari chose this essay because: “This essay is motivational in so many ways. Nothing like meeting the people you admire.” Initial publication Date: 7/21/2015 Super Secret Library Day-Part 1 You may remember My Great Escape a few weeks ago that ended at a super secret library event.  At that event the …

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June workshops + new Friday co-working hours

Throughout June, 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 **please note new start time for Friday co-working To learn more about the business of running a Creative Career, including mindset challenges …

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Your Final Responsibility to Your Story: Creative Stewardship

Last week, Jane Friedman published my latest non-fiction article “Your Final Responsibility to Your Story: Creative Stewardship.” As writers, it can feel daunting, vulnerable, and impossible when we contemplate sending our own stories out into the world. So when end stage paralysis strikes you, it’s time to step away from your identity as writer, and into your role as creative steward. Creative stewardship fulfills our final responsibility to a story— placing it in the best position to connect with readers. …

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Work with Jessica one-on-one this summer.

I’m not sure if I’ll continue one-on-one coaching after my new business, The Creative’s Apprentice, launches this fall. And, because I want the launch to be a success, while still delivering high quality editorial & coaching services, this summer I’m only going to take one coaching client.  The coaching package includes a full developmental edit, and one-on-one weekly coaching throughout the summer. (12 weeks total.)  If you have a manuscript draft and would like help with your revisions this is …

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