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Don’t Talk to Me About J.K. Rowling

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| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

My temptation is to respond that there are many successful children’s authors that aren’t what you’d call “famous.”

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When You’re Stuck In a Rut, Inspiration Is a Leprechaun

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Ruts, my friend, are for processing. If you don’t step back and process, you will continue to make the same formulaic bullshit that you’re bored with.

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"Francis Noel Clarke Mundy and His Grandson, William Mundy" by Ramsay Richard Reinagle

What To Do When No One Shows Up at Your Book Signing

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| Davis, CA, US | | 14 Comments

At the signing, I laid out cookies, vegetables and dip. I had T-shirts and postcards and piles of books. I hoped for a little walk-in interest at least.

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The Rise of the Personal Narrative Show, Part 2: Are we going to keep going with this or what?

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| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

In the ’70s and ’80s, a core of innovators brought stand-up comedy from the fringe to the mainstream. Is personal narrative performance next?

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Immigrants Do It Better Being an American artist in Australia

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I’ve been given countless opportunities and a competitive edge as an American artist in Australia that I never would have had back home.

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The Rise of the Personal Narrative Show, Part 1: Is This a Real Thing?

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| New York, NY, US | | 3 Comments

Why this movement, now? Perhaps personal narrative shows are an extension of our ability (and increasing need) to self-promote through social media.

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Com-Post: Keep Your Pencils Sharp — Lessons from My Grandfather, Part 1

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When I was younger, I always appreciated that my grandfather was a working writer, but I had no idea what it took to achieve what he did.

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Com-Post: Good, Fast, Cheap: You Can Only Pick Two!

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| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 0 Comments

This is a prime example of something asked of an artist to be good and cheap—it is not going to be finished fast.

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How to Be a Resilient Artist Taking a thrown tomato or standing ovation in stride

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 2 Comments

As creative people we can build up our resilience to avoid being thrown off track by criticism—or flattery.

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Trying to Follow My Own Career Advice, Part 2

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 2 Comments

If I were one of my own small business clients, am I doing the things I would advise a client to do?

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Shame on You If You Aren’t a Shameless Self-Promoter

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 4 Comments

Each of us should be a marketer first and an artist second if we want to be successful.

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Trying to Follow My Own Career Advice, Part 1

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

It’s a reckoning of sorts between the types of work I knew I should be doing, vs what I was actually doing, in terms of rebooting freelance work and career.

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Staying Organized, Busy, Inspired and Sexy: Part III

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I haven’t pounded out a syllable. I’ve avoided writing all day. Let’s seduce inspiration before she dumps us and elopes with some other schmuck.

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Book Clients: Winners, Whiners and Wanderlust Working with authors and wearing many publishing hats

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| Miami, FL, US | | 0 Comments

Following the progress of a book from concept to completion is a grueling task for even the fittest expert in the field.

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Ain’t Nobody Got Time for It: My 4-Hours-per-Week Social Media Plan

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| Colfax, CA, US | | 2 Comments

I can execute my WHOLE social media plan (not including blogging) in about four hours per week and we have a really decent growth on all platforms.

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What’s Your Deal, Hakim Bellamy?

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Hakim’s performances and presence have been a phenomenon in Albuquerque and beyond, propelled by his wide-ranging talents in music, acting, and more.

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