Organizing the contents of a book is a challenge! I seek to make The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book super useful. I hate to waste people’s time, so I want to make sure everything I’m including is necessary and useful. Cutting up the chapter titles and moving them around is helping sort things out. Patience at the point is required!
I read Marina Abramovic’s book Walk Through Walls in three days. I couldn’t stop reading the story of this fascinating, powerful performance artist.
Marina, from Yugoslavia, has traveled the world as an artist and explorer, collaborating with the likes of Tibetan Monks, the Dalai Lama and Willem Defoe. Her performance at MoMA, The Artist is Present, gave her greater renown. She’s developed her own method of getting present for the sake of higher level of performance….or should I say more depth of humanity and truth.
I’m inspired by her boldness, creativity and collaborative spirit. This portrait now hangs in my studio as a reminder to dig deeper, be braver and stretch beyond societal boundaries. Thank you, Marina.
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It’s a big day here! My advance reading copy of How to Sell Your Art Online arrived! This book by Cory Huff @theabundantartist shares everything we need to know to make a success of our art online.
I was honored and delighted to be the illustrator for this book. It was a great way to silence my inner critic who doubted my ability to make money from my art. I took it as a sweet nudge from the universe that I was hired to illustrate a book all about how to make money from art.
How to Sell Your Art Online comes out on June 28th from Harper Design.
When someone discovers that I help people write books, she usually asks me how to get on track and stay focused until the book is finished. Before I can respond, I have to ask them some questions. I never want to make assumptions about the author’s motivations. If you’re considering writing a book, take some […]
All of my clients bump up against the frustration of how long it takes to write. Because we can access and send things at lightning speed, we think we should be able to write and create that quickly. But writing remains a slow process. Especially a book: this requires deep thinking and space to hash out and develop our ideas.
Feedback is vital to the creative process. But inept critique from the wrong sources can squash your confidence or worse – dissuade you from continuing with your book.
Here I illustrate four groups you might consider asking for help writing your novel or non-fiction book.
Here’s a simple but profound exercise to target the heart of your book so the ‘what’s it about’ question will no longer haunt you.
Bringing a work of art into the world will yield a blend of internal and external rewards. There’s what you gain from bringing the work to fruition and what you will glean from how others receive it.
It will be different for everyone, but here are seven possible boons that await you when you claim your authority.
We believe lack of time is the reason we’re not doing our work.
But I’ve coached everyone from extremely busy executives to retirees to working mothers, and here’s the truth: you can make time for what’s important to you. Here are seven strategies that my clients have used to go from excuse-maker to author.