10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book

Tips for Writing a Book

The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the actual writing. In this article, I offer 10 steps for writing a book along with 10 bonus steps to getting your book done. Books don’t just write themselves, after all. You have to invest everything you are into creating an important piece of work.

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Why the Story of the Starving Artist Needs to Die

Why the Story of the Starving Artist Needs to Die

For centuries, historians believed the great Renaissance master was just another Starving Artist, struggling to make ends meet. Michelangelo himself embraced this image, living frugally and often complaining about money. He once wrote in a poem that his art had left him “poor, old and working as a servant of others.”

But it turns out he wasn’t telling the truth.

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10 Steps to Getting Paid to Create

10 Steps to Getting Paid to Create

Last week, I taught a live workshop on what I’m calling “The Paid Creator Path,” which is a new teaching I’m rolling out about the ten steps it takes to make a living doing creative work. I’m still word-smithing these, so I’d love your feedback, but those attended the live workshop said these concepts were […]

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Why We Make Things

Why We Make Things

I believe we make things because that’s what we were made to do. Not even to make things, but to be making things. We are the little creators of our lives and the world as we know it.

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What Words Can Do

What Words Can Do

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what words can do. They can cut a person down or lift them up. They can overwhelm another with beauty or devastate their soul. I am always searching for the words that want to be said because when you find them, they can change everything.

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