Creating Your Author Brand (Pt. 2): Your Authentic Voice

It’s my privilege to welcome Lisa to my blog today. I’ve known her for several years now and have watched her journey through difficult circumstances to find her bold, unique voice that is at once compassionate and compelling. Who better to share her story of discovering her authentic voice than this beautiful woman who has…

Exercise solutions for the stressed-out creative entrepreneur

Almost six months ago I embarked on a journey far crazier and more difficult than anything I had previously attempted (which, by the way, includes traveling to Siberia and interviewing an ex-Buddhist monk in Myanmar). I knew I’d need to be at the top of my game, mentally and physically. I knew I’d have to…

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Every Creative’s Battle

Recently I was writing down answers for an online author challenge called #authorconfession (see my blog post on writer hashtag communities on the Crosshair Press page) and I came across an interesting question. What are you most afraid of as a writer?  It kind of took me aback and I had to consider the question…

10 Tips for a Healthy Creative Business

Business. Ugh. It’s practically a dirty word in creative circles, and I would be the first to agree. I never had the slightest interest in business–or making money, for that matter. Then I grew up (a little) and realized that I like to eat, and therefore money did occasionally come in handy. Furthermore, I came to…