Tag: advice

Is an Unconscious Fear of Money Stunting Your Creative Business?

The hardest part of creative entrepreneurship for me is the entrepreneurship of it all. I know it’s that way for a lot of creatives who are trying to make their art their full time job. I feel like if you love writing, art, film, music, etc., and think of yourself as a writer, artist, director, musician, etc., that making money from it should be something you’re always striving towards. For me, making a living doing what I love would be the definition of happiness. Making Money, Two-Fold In my experience there’s two pieces that stand in our way when we’re […]

5 YA Authors Reveal Their Writing Process + A Discussion on Fear

Scroll down for author processes + a downloadable PDF w/ more of their writing advice ♥ In the fall of 2015 I attended the very first Nerdcon: Stories in Minneapolis, MN. The convention basically catered to two types of attendees: the fan and the creator. It very much wanted the people who came into the convention center as fans to leave as creators, and the creators to become fans of not only their fellow creators but of their own fans. Creator, Fan, Both, Neither? I was at a very weird crossroads in my life where going into the con I wasn’t […]

The Writing Secret You Don’t Even Know You’re Already Doing

A Writing Secret to Destroy Guilt I am so happy to announce my new exclusive pep talk for writers and non-writers alike! The Writing Secret You Don’t Even Know You’re Already Doing is a 11 page PDF dealing with pressure, guilt, and self-hate while working on a writing project. I hope by sharing with you what made me a more confident and relaxed writer, you will *fingers-crossed* gain a little bit more confidence, too! The truth of the matter is, the writing secret that got me published is something you’re already doing. Yes, you! Even if you’ve gone two years without working […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a YouTube Channel

Alt headlines for this post: YouTube Advice From One of YouTube’s Bitter Exes, How To Succeed on YouTube Without Losing Your Goddamn Mind, Do Not Let a Social Media Platform Traumatize You For Life Please, I Only Watch Videos of People Painting Because Anything Else Makes Me Cry I’m approaching the point where I’ve been on a hiatus for almost YouTube as long as I was actually on Youtube and I’ve been playing with the idea of getting back on the horse. Thankfully, if I do decide to start over with a new channel it’ll (hopefully) go much smoother than […]