October, 2010

how a writer (or other creative) can develop multiple sources of revenue, part two

“There is a home,” says Kevin Kelly, “for creatives between poverty and stardom.” Amen to that. Kelly’s idea is that an artist can strive not (just) for bestseller-dom but direct contact with 1000 True Fans (surrounded by concentric rings of Lesser Fans who might one day convert into more True Fans). True fans are the…

Oct 23, 2010 · 8 Comments / ADD YOURS

stories are medicine

There are two kinds of power: power to (influence, inspire) and power over (intimidate, oppress, to rule through fear and bullying). Creatives engage in the power of the first kind. This is a shortened version of a speech by Nina Simons which calls on us to use our power with fullness and wisdom. So I…

Oct 22, 2010 · 2 Comments / ADD YOURS

how a writer can develop multiple streams of revenue: part one

1 I’m intrigued by phrases like “portfolio career” and “multiple streams of revenue” and how they apply to the idea of the 21st century writer. A “portfolio career” is when a person manages a portfolio of part-time jobs that combine (hopefully) into a full-time income. Writers tend to have to do this anyway. So how…

Oct 14, 2010 · 7 Comments / ADD YOURS
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