What advice would you offer to an artist or creative entrepreneur who is starting out from scratch?
Start early. Start young. And work your butt off. Nobody just wakes up “famous” one day. I built my “social network” one blog post at a time. Eight years later and I STILL feel like I’m only JUST beginning to make headway. Aretha Franklin’s quip, “Overnight Success takes fifteen years” is far truer than a lot of people realize.
In a hundred years I'll be dead. So will you. Before that time comes, I want to keep asking the question, "How do we make the world a more fun, meaningful, loving, creative place?"
I can't think of a better way to spend the remaining time God has given me on this planet, frankly. You?
As readers, we hunger for clear, useful, insightful and inspiring words.
As writers, we long to speak the truth and say something relevant and important.
But somehow in our professional lives, we are taught to convolute, complicate and butcher perfectly good language when communicating with users, clients, customers, employees and partners.
How can we clean up our writing so that we evoke the spirit of a well-written children’s book?
…Use your superpowers for good.