Ya know that myth of only two options, where in books & films any author is either a starving artist or a bestseller household name, no in between? Of course that comes from a scarcity mindset, but more specifically I've been thinking this comes from humans just not being able to grasp super large numbers easily, like for instance, how big a population of 8 billion people really is. Check out this blog post where I break down how many books you need to sell as an author.
Let’s be real for a bit. Thank you.
As I'm preparing to go full steam ahead in the new year, I don't want to pretend these past couple years didn't exist. I don't want to pretend that I'm some machine that will keep churning out things all the time. And hey, if some creator steps away, you have the total freedom to move on too. You can unsubscribe from that email, you can unfollow and disengage, you can find other things to spend your money on especially in this economy, right? And yet, you're here. So thank you. I couldn't do this without you.
The top 6 planners & systems for creatives to tackle their dreams
We all need a new planner every now and again, right? Here are some of the top planners for creatives, favorites we can all geek out over.
When your old planner suddenly no longer works for you
Every year so far I have switched up my planner for something new and shiny. But now, I kinda know why, because science 😉 Here's the details...
On completing the first draft of a dream come true
Nothing is wasted
If you feel like you're stuck in the wrong place, or living the wrong life, or 20 steps behind where you planned reaching toward that elusive dream....nothing is wasted...
Being a Christian writing really nonchristian work
Though my faith is important to me, my work doesn't fit into the rules of that genre. If you've read books from the Christian market, you probably picked up on that 😉 Sorry, but my murderous psychopath protagonist isn't gonna go to church and convert. And yet, you will hear about my faith on my blog and social media if you stick around long enough. Here's why (and it's not some sort of "hide it under a bushel" cheesy answer).
The trope of the wise and emotionless character, ughh
The more knowledge and wisdom you gain, the more emotionless you get....right? At least, that's what stories seem to be selling....
The spiritual practice of lament
We like to skip to the "happily ever after" in the Bible stories, and Abby Norman's new book "You Can Talk to God Like That" is a breath of fresh air....
A belated GoT post on the power of story from a behind-the-times creative
"Stories matter." It's the reassurance that storytellers need to keep going. Especially at the point of economic difficulties & essential activities.....