Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

Why Every Writer Needs an Email List

Why Every Writer Needs an Email List

Every communicator wants her message to be heard. Every creative wants his art to be appreciated — right?

But so many writers and artists don’t get the attention they deserve. Why? Because they neglect the single-most important element to building a tribe.

They forsake one simple, but essential online marketing asset:

137: The Most Important Decision Facing Creatives Today: Interview with Richard Florida

137: The Most Important Decision Facing Creatives Today: Interview with Richard Florida

Anyone who has has bought or sold a home knows the three rules of real estate: location, location, location. As it turns out, realtors can teach us creatives a valuable lesson.

In the last 20 years we’ve gone from flip phones and no global Internet access to smartphones and wifi hotspots in our pockets.

With the rate of technological innovation and the ability to work from anywhere doing anything, we can live wherever we want, right?

Don’t Take the Leap, Build a Bridge to Your Dreams

Don't Take the Leap, Build a Bridge to Your Dreams

When it comes to chasing a dream, don’t take a leap. Don’t go all in. Not yet, anyway. Take your time and build a bridge.

It takes longer and doesn’t look particularly “sexy” but this is the way to build things that last — not by taking a giant leap but by building a bridge.

136: When Your Cartooning Side Hustle Overtakes Your Day Job: Interview with Adam Walker Cleaveland

136: When Your Cartooning Side Hustle Overtakes Your Day Job: Interview with Adam Walker Cleaveland

As children, many of us dreamed of becoming artists, writers, or photographers. Unfortunately, this creative bent was often lost at school or in front of a computer screen. But what if you could rediscover your passion and unlock a new calling?

The Secret to Developing a Regular Writing Habit

500 words

This is the year you become a writer. And what do writers do? They write.

There’s nothing mystical or magical about it — you just have to show up and commit to doing the work. Place butt in chair, fingers on keys, and start typing.

And this, of course, is where most writers fail. They never actually write a word. They talk about writing, think about writing, even read about writing. But they do not write.