A few weeks ago we talked about support, how it can vary from person to person, how not everyone will give you the level you want, and that’s okay. I think it’s important to keep hitting this, though, because I think there’s this misconception with support and with things like marketing and networking that you … More Your Supporters & Audience are Human, Too (Things I’d Wished I’d Known)
Since so many people are doing Nanowrimo, I thought it might be interesting to focus SJ Reads this month on books about writing and creating. I know, way to get original, amirite? Anywho, let’s start with something light and easy. I’d had the books of Austin Kleon recommended to me before, but because I am a … More SJ Reads: Steal Like an Artist/Show Your Work
So the other day I talked about the oddly profound effect The Lost Boys has had on my creative life, so we’ll just piggy back on that theme today because it’s the weekend and thinking, ugh. I’ve mentioned this story before on podcasts and in interviews when talking about influences and advice for authors/creatives in … More Influences: Billy Wirth and the Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten
You thought I forgot about this, didn’t you? So today’s topic in Things I’d Wish I’d Known Going Into the Arts (man I’ve got to find a shorter title) is something that I think artists need to be really honest about. It’s one of those things that you really need to do some deep soul-searching … More Things I’d Wish I’d Known: Why do you want to do it?
D.A. Adams is back today with a really insightful guest post about writing, creativity, motivation, and much more. This is a good one for all aspiring writers (and those who are neck-deep in it, too) to check out. *** I’m not comfortable giving advice to other writers. It’s not that I don’t feel qualified. On … More Guest Post: D.A. Adams