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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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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Save The Date 9/26/2020- smiah FREE Publishing Panel & More!

September 26th, 2020. FREE SMIAH Virtual Mini Conference. Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST – I will answer all questions publishing as part of the SMIAH MINI Publishing Panel. I have also put together a 10 minute video class for the conference on Timeblocking with an Author’s Mindset. Register for this completely free educational conference at:

Interview with the Group Authorpreneurship Class of CLARITY

CLARITY Interview Group Authorpreneurship Coaching Graduation Follow Up – Spring 2020 Jessica Conoley: Your class blew me away because regardless of the pandemic and it feeling like the world was falling apart around us everyone was so committed throughout the entire four months we worked together. I am so impressed with the level of focus and determination you all showed, especially throughout March and April. You all chose CLARITY for your class name, which I absolutely love because I believe …

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Blocking Business Days

If you have the desire to share your writing with as many readers as possible, you’re probably looking at publishing your work in some manner.  And it turns out writing and publishing are two very different beasts. If you’re trying to balance getting your work published with making time for writing, block a few business days into your writing calendar. Business days are days dedicated solely to moving your publication path forward by: 1) Researching agents. 2) Researching markets. 3) …

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