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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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My Retirement

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 don’t even know where to start with this essay. As a person who recently left a job they hated this essay screams at me. It makes me feel seen and validated in so many ways. Initial publication date: 11/10/2015 My Retirement When you retire at …

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The Voice at the Back of My Neck

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: Life has a lot of “What Ifs” and this essay talks about how scary they can be, but it also talks about fear. Sometimes playing it safe isn’t the right answer. A lot of times doing what we fear the most is the answer. But that …

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The Creative’s Apprentice is live!

We did it! TCA is live, and I’m very proud of what Imari, Natasha, & I are building. Six months from idea to inception is pretty good. Especially when I factor in the six weeks of family leave I took in the middle. I launched our TCA on-demand classes with a class on Mindset, because our Mindset is the key to the most important choices we make in our careers. I know my advice over at TCA is tailored to …

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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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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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