Tag: business

Career, Creativity, Writing

Are You an Artist or Businessperson? How About Both?

Artist or businessperson

I recently finished Write. Publish. Repeat., by Sean Platt. It’s a book about self-publishing and being an indie author. It basically asks the question, “Do you want to be an artist or businessperson?” The majority of the book focuses on the business end of things and assumes that “art” is for those who don’t care …

Freelancing, Productivity, Writing

Making a Living in a Creative Profession


Many people are gifted in the areas of art, music, dance, writing, and acting. However, when it comes time to choose a profession, many choose to pursue something other than their creative gift. “You can’t make money as a writer (dancer, artist, musician, etc.),” they are told. Or the pressure to get a “real” job …

Freelancing, Writing

Stand Up and Be Paid!


I’m a fan of Wil Wheaton. True, I didn’t love his character, Wesley, from Star Trek: Next Generation very much. But as the years have gone by, he’s established himself as a writer, defender of geeks and nerds, a supporter of tabletop board gaming, and advocate/inspiration for those battling depression. Last week he wrote of …

Non-Fiction, Novel Writing, Publishing

Sometimes Rejection Is Your Fault


Yesterday’s post was about how rejection isn’t always your fault. Sometimes you get rejected for reasons that have nothing to do with you or the work you’re submitting. That’s a comforting thought because it may mean that your work is actually good. However, it’s also possible that the rejection was entirely your fault. (Harsh, but …

Non-Fiction, Novel Writing, Publishing

Rejection Isn’t Always Your Fault


Writers tend to take rejection personally. After all, it’s our hours and days of work that are being judged. Most rejections are far from personal, though, and may, in fact, have nothing to do with the work you’re submitting. In other words, rejection might not be your fault. That’s the (sort of) good news. The …