7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

7 Ways to Get Motivated for Creatives

Don’t you love the word, CREATIVES? It so expresses us. AND YAY! I feel better! I know you are very excited to hear that…now I will promptly fill your email box with a flood of blog posts. I hope you are entertained. I hope you will be educated and informed. I hope…nah. Nevermind…I am just kidding! I wouldn’t do that! But lately, my email box has been slam-full of notices from marketers trying to sell me their latest “here’s how to get 10,000 followers” and “how to get 1,000 readers in a week” etc. Those emails often get thrown into

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Writer Groupie Episode 43 Book Cover Design with Aaron Drown

Book Cover Art and Design Welcome, Groupies! Welcome to Episode 43! Today I interview Aaron Drown of Aaron Drown Designs. Aaron tells us all about design work and things to look for in book cover art and things to stay away from if we are DiY-ing. In my intro, I update you on Disk of Death, my first Shannon Wallace mystery, and let you know what is going on with me and Nano. It’s only on the audio version of the podcast, so be sure to check it out. Off we go…and on with the show! _____________ Aaron Drown has

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Passion and talent equal creative freedom

Passion and talent equal creative freedom

Yes. Indeed. Passion and talent definitely does equal creative freedom for many people. I am a book lover, blogger, coffee addict, dreamer, ever-positive, Facebook Junkie, girly girl, who is mostly always happy and inspired to do something with her life. Oh yeah, and I am a writer. A published author. A speaker on subjects close to my heart like writing. There. My very own personal statement. I feel inspired to talk about me today. What am I doing? Where am I going. You have been forewarned. So, first let me bring you up to speed on my past history. I

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Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Sometimes I think that old adage about hindsight being clearer than foresight is true. There are a lot of things I wish I had known before becoming a writer. Writing is not easy sometimes. Those days where pages fly by under my fingertips don’t happen the way they used to. I have an internal editor that is a mean little woman. But since writing is so personal and intimate, and you are following this blog to get insider details, here goes a list of things I sure wish sometime had told me. I wish I had known being a writer

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Heart Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my fans and friends…if you haven’t opened that last newsletter email, you TOTALLY should. I may end up putting a limit on it-maybe a 10 day window? If you are not a newsletter subscriber, you are going to be so mad when you find out what you are missing out on! PS-pay attention to your heart…it is the organ that rules your life…

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