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Not for hire (how to be unemployable)

Personal history, research. Stories. SELL MORE BOOKS (without spam). I wrote a free book with all my best book launch and marketing tips - if your book isn't selling and you're not sure why, this will definitely boost your sales. There's even a free video series walking you through the 3 secrets, and a haunted castle tour. Totally free. Get …

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How to be a failed artist without becoming Hitler

Depending on others, gatekeepers, wanting others to do it for you, blaming everyone else… determination to succeed, to win, triumph. Embittered, angry, cruel. ONE amazing piece of art/cover… one LONG thoughtful article about failed, angry artist who were complete assholes, even successful creatives. SELL MORE BOOKS (without spam). I wrote a free book with all my best book launch and …

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How to succeed at anything on the first try

SELL MORE BOOKS (without spam). I wrote a free book with all my best book launch and marketing tips - if your book isn't selling and you're not sure why, this will definitely boost your sales. There's even a free video series walking you through the 3 secrets, and a haunted castle tour. Totally free. Get it here.

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How to stop time – productivity and time management for creatives (write faster + defeat procrastination)

You’re early! These are just quick notes to myself…   Deep work Mindset. Doing the important work first. Organized intent/awareness Deep work -Saying no (thesis research, refusal, defiance.) Bartleby the Scrivener, I’d rather not. -outsourcing   Habits Triggers Rewards Sleep schedule Food Solitude   Community/competition   Supplements Tea Coffee (Bulletproof) Caffeine Water Lion’s Mane Gapapentin Kratom Marijuana Modafinil Ritalin “Men …

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Why I don’t retweet other authors

I’m a big fan of helping indie authors – I don’t think anyone can call me selfish with my time or resources (I give away a lot of both, freely). But I also don’t retweet other authors very often. In fact, I actively purge my feed of book promotions or spam. And I unfollow authors who share them. Twitter is …

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When should you give up on your creative dream?

Persistence is not noble. This is the issue where I divide from most other leaders in the field – most creative people tell you to just keep creating. Keep doing the work. Don’t worry if the market isn’t responding. Don’t worry if nobody gets it. If you feel inspired to create, just make what you want to. As long as …

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