A massive shift in the publishing business is empowering today’s writers in ways that were simply not possible in years past. Reaching readers directly has never been easier, and the writers who know how to take advantage of the new strategies and tools are charting new paths to success. Here’s an overview of the strategies and skills you’ll need to work towards financial freedom as a writer.
The ACLU is playing defense against this administration’s all-out attack on civil liberties. Sometimes they are the only line of defense for those who are the targets: Immigrants, POC, women, our LGBTQ friends, and countless others. I am donating my music to help fund their efforts.
I will be the featured speaker at the Metro Boston Independent Publishers meeting this weekend, talking to a group of authors and publishers about how to build and optimize their platform.
I teach a graduate course at Emerson College called, “Fundamentals of Content Strategy.” Here’s a look at each of my students’ projects – including two thesis projects from the past year.
As an experiment, I’m curtailing my Facebook usage this year. I won’t be deleting my account, as I still need it for business. But I find that every time I check Facebook, I’m less happy than when I started. There’s now a raft of research that corroborates this feeling. However, if I cut back, will that be even worse?
Do you ever wonder if you could write that book you’ve always been thinking about? It’s a huge undertaking, not to be taken lightly. But it can be incredibly rewarding too. In my experience helping hundreds of writers become authors, here are the considerations for if and how to start writing that book of yours.
Writing is a comfort to me. It’s the way I work out an idea, think things out. But even so, what more can I add to the national conversation? There is a chorus of voices, more developed and more informed than mine. Here’s a reflection on what we can (and sometimes can’t) do to make a difference.
Do you really need to blog for business? Or be on social media? While every business is different, there are four essential elements in building your online presence. Here’s a simple, integrated action plan for the “Four Pillars” of any good content strategy.
As a part of the CreateBiz launch (and the 100th episode of my podcast!), we are conducting two live “Master Class” sessions this week. Please join us and let us show you how to build and connect with an audience around your creative work.
It’s a shame when you see great art go unnoticed. I got sick of seeing creatives fail, so I wanted to do something about it. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how and why I created a comprehensive online course to help writers, musicians, and visual artists.