Stop Selling To Me! I’m Not Buying Your Book.

There’s a lot to worry about after you’ve written your book. The biggest fear I have is “will anyone even see it?” The proliferation of indie publishing has been fantastic because our books live online FOREVER. But, that infinite shelf space...

There is no “1,000 True Fans” in Publishing

Tech writer Kevin Kelley popularized the idea of the “1,000 True Fans,” which pops up again and again in creative circles. (You can read his original article here.) The basic idea is that you do not need to have a blockbuster song/painting/movie/book in...

The Way of the Dragonfly: Surviving as an Artist

This is the image on my business cards. It’s also the background on my blog, and it’s here and there on my website. If you’ve been the recipient of any of my ceramics, my artist’s signature has a stylized dragonfly with it and I have a stamp of...