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On taking creative risks

The end of last year I heard 3 sermons in a row, and from different speakers, about God rewarding risk (referencing the parable of the talents). It seemed like apt timing with me taking a risk and publishing a quirky meta short story. Niche in every sense. And nearly a year later, I regret nothing.… Continue reading On taking creative risks

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The one thing that makes or breaks my marketing

Almost a year of selling "I Know You Like a Murder". I'm no marketing expert by any means. But I googled and read books & articles and experimented. And thought I'd share the results so you can learn from them. In my last post for patrons I gave my most successful marketing tactic. But there's… Continue reading The one thing that makes or breaks my marketing

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An artist’s call to serve

A big part of an artist's calling is the call to serve. I think of the work of an artist throughout history, of commissions and patronage, of crafting for practical purposes and for communal areas. Sometimes I see serving and chores synonymously, which is of course a piece of serving. But it's important to remember the work of service in the artistic field too.

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The obligation of an artist

You know your education is more than the word on the page, the brush on the canvas, the graceful movement or theatrical quip, more than the combination of melody and harmony. I've been pondering the role of an artist, what our responsibility is and what can depend on our brand. What qualifies as our role and what is "out of our lane". I don't have that all figured out, but here's where I'm at right now...

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Marie Kondoing your time

First question: Which of the things you spend your time on spark joy? That’s the easy part. This is where all my creative aspirations go. But there’s a next part. Because I knowwww that you spend time doing the dishes and it *never* sparks joy.

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How to do ALL THE THINGS as a multi-creative

But in juggling all the things, I’ve learned a few tips I thought I’d pass along. If you feel like you’re bombing your resolutions, it’s okay. Let’s reset. Let’s take another month to figure it out, and I won’t tell anybody. Here’s my step by step process to prioritizing. I did it back when I got serious about my writing, and routinely I’ve re-evaluated and adjusted from there. It might help you.