There is a new frontier opening up in the world of books and writing and publishing.
It’s the opportunity for us artists and teachers and coaches to be publishers and entrepreneurs…
It’s huge…nothing less than revolutionary.
That’s why I created A Writer’s Journey –
to show you how I’m pursuing this new frontier, and how you can, too.
If you’re in a hurry or just skimming, feel free to skip the crazy/shy parts and jump over to A Writer’s Journey here:
The Crazy Part
I’m writing a new book.
Not so crazy, depending on mood, hormone levels or amount of sleep I’m getting.
The crazy thing is: I’m writing my latest book live, in front of an audience.
Even crazier: I’ve decided to self-publish this one, and I’ve never done that before.
Everything I read about self-publishing, including how to design and format your book for various platforms, is wildly conflicting.
So I’m figuring that out, too, as I go. Also live, in front of an audience.
Along the way, I’m sharing all the tips and techniques I use to keep the creative channel open, so that
you can write with more ease and experience more joy as an author,
while developing chops and confidence as a publisher.
The new frontier of writing requires we be excellent at all of these: writing, publishing and entrepreneurship.
Not just if you want to write books.
This applies to all of your writing: articles, blog posts, workshop materials and all of the marketing pieces that get your work in front of your ideal clients and audience.
Writing for a living is no longer just a craft or technical skill.
It’s now equal parts marketing mojo and publishing savvy.
In other words: the ideal scenario for creative entrepreneurs.
It’s our particular willingness to do things that are a little crazy, and take risks on the frontier that make us both creative and entrepreneurial at heart.
Creativity happens on the frontier. (click to tweet)
I’d love to have you pack a virtual bag and join me on this wild and crazy ride. It’s all online – so you can participate wherever you are, without boarding a plane. Or having to take medication for nausea that often accompanies wild journeys.
Read more about what you’ll find in A Writer’s Journey and grab your ticket here:
Possibly the best part is that packing a virtual bag requires only a pair of pajamas (our writing club uniform) and your Internet connection. Yay! You’re now officially traveling light!
The Shy Part (or you might call it Introversion)
A Writer’s Journey very quietly launched on Feb. 1, to an inner circle of supporters. That’s when I started writing. This past month was spent getting my sea legs and the kinks worked out of the membership site.
I had kind of a nasty case of writer’s block (in front of people) practically the minute I opened the workshop. Of course.
Creating something new makes us vulnerable.
Especially confronting the blank page. And especially confronting the blank page in front of people.
If you, too, are shy or introverted, especially around your creative work, you’re in good company.
A Writer’s Journey shares writing, editing, publishing and marketing stuff that works just fine for anyone who would rather be doing their creative work—not talking about it. (What my fellow introverted creative entrepreneurs refer to as Marketing for Non-Blabbers).
If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s that link again to A Writer’s Journey:
Be Bold…and Proceed.
For the moment, there is an early registration discount, along with a video of me in my pajamas (writing uniform) riffing about this crazy idea.
Of course you don’t have to sign up at a discount or view the video, just letting you know that both of these are going away soon.