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Convergence island

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: This essay resonates with me on so many levels. The need to write is really like the need to breathe air; you have to do it to live. Initial publication date: 02/16/2016 Convergence Island “What right do you think you have [to write]?” The radio host’s …

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When the Person in Your Documentary Is Full of Crap

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: This essay redefines the word fear and I feel seen. Fear is not something we should be ashamed of. It’s what makes us human and it’s what can push us forward. Initial publication date: 03/01/2016 When the Person in Your Documentary Is Full of Crap “You …

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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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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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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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