Creativity

3 smart ways musicians can protect their work

I am an entertainment attorney specializing in music, television, film and video, and have assisted countless artists in navigating the legal aspects of the music business. My new book, The…


Creativity

Six ways to crush solopreneur burn out for good

As solopreneurs, we're either feeling guilty for not being busy, or we're in over our heads with work. Neither phase in the "feast or famine" work cycle is stress-free, which…


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Create an outstanding brand with 5 psychology-based strategies

Do you want to learn how to get prospects to engage with your content? Of course you do! But it takes more than simply posting and hoping for the best.…


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The ‘Right Time’ is the time you decide to make it right

Have you ever told yourself or someone else that you’re just waiting for the “right” time? I sure have. Many times. Certainly, there are better times than others to…


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Why support systems are essential to freelance life

I live in a mid-size city that is known more for its sports prowess than it is known for its creative communities. I admit that I am slightly envious of…


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The entrepreneur's guide to failure

“Fail fast, fail often” is an established mantra in the startup world. When creating a new business, every failed idea — every rejection, every roadblock — puts you one step closer to…


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5 ways to incorporate bliss into your freelance business

As a freelancer, I understand the frustrations you probably go through when things get “stuck.” It could be a client that falls through, a payment that doesn't come or even…


Health Creativity

How to deal when the news is stressing you out

I watch and read the news on a daily basis. It keeps me informed and helps me to stay on top of current events and world affairs. What used to…


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The benefits of taking an unexpected technology break

Can you imagine a day without the tools that you need for your craft? Neither could I until it happened to me earlier this week. The day started off like…


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4 ways minimalism can improve your writing skills

For those unfamiliar with the concept of minimalism, it’s basically thought of as owning less stuff. The rising tide of consumerism that has taken over the past couple of…


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Discover your biorhythm type and use it to work smarter!

A freelance job gives you plenty of opportunities to set flexible work hour, but it also brings an illusion you have a good deal of free time. Find yourself surfing…


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Why working together is the simple solution we need right now

Writing is a solitary act. Even if you are a member of a writing community or a writing group, you probably write by yourself. It is not an easy task…


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The 6 most effective marketing tools for creative professionals in 2017

Have you noticed that there are way too many marketing tools to promote yourself? Maybe you’re even using them and feeling totally overwhelmed. It’s a huge problem. Worse,…


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How to make your BIG ideas happen

Being an entrepreneur or freelancer means you’re different from most people. You know have something valuable to add to the world and you’re prepared to do what it…


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Why the power of creative women can't (and won't) be ignored

We are living in one of the most paradoxical moments in American history. Days from now, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America.…


Creativity

How to stop feeling like a fraud

I worked in corporate sales for 12 years peddling data to Fortune 500 companies. My parents never could quite grasp what I did for a living and neither could my…


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How to plan for a glorious finish to 2017 – right from the start

Happy New Year! If you are like most people, you have probably set goals, made resolutions, or created a vision board for the upcoming year. Many of us want 2017…


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How one writer transformed rejection into fuel for the creative fire

For many years, I was a closeted writer. I would write, but my musings were intended exclusively for an audience of one—me. I was not so much concerned about…


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Dirty prose? How to make sure your copy is clean before you hit send

When editors ask for "clean copy," they are not reminding you to wash your hands before using your keyboard. Instead, this industry term refers to a manuscript that requires minimal…


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3 simple ways to self-care during stressful times

Whew! So it... is an extremely interesting time, in America, and some of us have barely gotten through Thanksgiving intact. With so much scary, troubling stuff going on in the…