Live the dream: Build your life around your creative work You’re a serious, ambitious creative. Whatever form your work takes—writing, film, comics, audio, design, performance, teaching, consulting, speaking—it’s the well of energy that you draw on to make your life meaningful. You’ve got big, ambitious plans. You dream of sharing your work and building an…

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The secret to becoming known for the work that you care about most without selling your soul or wasting all your time on humiliating “self-promotion”? Authentic Visibility. Let’s do a little thought experiment. Let’s say you’re working on something big. A nonfiction book about women warriors throughout history.  A graphic novel about surviving brain cancer…and…

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Check ’em out: How to stop trying to do it all — 5 steps to choose the best project (and chuck the rest) Authentic Visibility: Growing your audience without selling your soul The Autonomous Creative Podcast Hey Creative, What’s Stopping You? Article: Imperfect mortals: What really makes a creative community work Article: One Goal To…

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Our Podcasts: Dive deeper into the reality of creative work. The Autonomous Creative EXPLORING HOW CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS WORK. As a creative yourself, you know that whenever two artists or writers get together, no matter their field, inevitably the conversation turns to, “No, but seriously, how do you do it?” We each imagine the other person…

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The Autonomous Creative Exploring how creative professionals work Too often the path to a full-time creative life is shrouded in mystery and (at best) misleading myths about how creative professionals “should” work. This makes it hard for aspiring creatives to get a clear view of how professionals actually do work. As a creative yourself, you…

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A year ago, I started an online creative community.  It was just luck that I took the dive and committed to convening an ongoing online support system (for serious creatives who’ve taken my flagship course, the Creative Focus Workshop) just in time to provide the kind of deep, flexible, empathetic comradeship we all need so…

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Books As Seen In the austin chronicle av club los angeles times entertainment chicago reader book riot mental floss nyt book review forward the globe and mail time transom Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life Go from overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck, to consistent, clear, and in control…

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Authentic and personal brand can be bigger than yourself. Jessicaabel dot com in 2020.

Finally give your creative work the attention it deserves. Tame the chaos. End procrastination. Make time for what matters. As Seen In entrepreneurship elevated broad experience convert kit copyblogger diy mfa mighty networks professional artist publishers weekly creative giant creative penn think again unmistakable creative podcast Does it feel like the world is trying to…

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