Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

Do Real Artists Really Starve?

Do Real Artists Really Starve?

We need more artists. We need more people willing to share their hearts with the world through spilling their proverbial guts, pouring themselves into their work. We need more bold souls willing to do that.

How to Successfully Blend Creativity and Commerce: Interview with Madeline Ellis

How to Successfully Blend Creativity and Commerce: Interview with Madeline Ellis

Madeline began making jewelry part-time in 2008. It was piling up around the house and her husband encouraged her to start selling some of it. He helped her branch out from selling to family and friends to delighting a broader customer base.

Play Your Way to a Successful Creative Career: Interview with Melissa Dinwiddie

Play Your Way to a Successful Creative Career

Even though we understand intellectually we don’t need others’ permission to be an artist, there are still moments like Melissa’s that are pivotal to helping us own our inner artist.

Blog Your Way to a Traditional Book Deal: Interview with Erin Odom

Blog Your Way to a Traditional Book Deal: Interview with Erin Odom

Not long ago, Erin and her family were in poverty. Today, she has a successful writing business reaching countless people with her work that was 7 years in the making.

In January of 2011, she had a 2-year old and a newborn. Her family was barely making ends meet. Erin’s husband was teaching high school Spanish, she was working several jobs, and they were dangerously close to foreclosing on an out-of-state home.

How to Sell 1,000 Copies of Your Self-Published Book in Two Weeks: Interview with Natalie Brenner

How to Sell 1,000 Copies in Two Weeks as a Self-Published Author: Interview with Natalie Brenner

Natalie sold 1,000 copies of her self-published book in the first two weeks of her launch! When I heard she accomplished such an impressive feat I had to have her on the show so you could learn what she did and how to follow in her footsteps.