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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Time to Give Up Your Day Job?


Announcement for Writers in Minnesota: 

The Loft is offering a Minn Festival “Is it Time to Give Up Your Day Job?” where more than ten working writers will share their expertise and personal anecdotes about the realities of life as working writers.

Register by calling 612-379-8999 or click here. This class is also a fundraiser for the Loft; all the writers are donating their fees to the Loft’s Annual Fund.

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Have you ever fantasized about giving up your “day job” and living the writing life? This is your chance to talk with a wide range of writers representing many different genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature). Some work full time as writers; some are writing professionals but generate their income in other ways. All of them will share their expertise and personal anecdotes about the realities of life as working writers. The topics covered will be targeted primarily to the specific questions that you bring, but will likely include how to find an agent, how to submit your work, how to find writing projects, how to find other income streams to support your writing “habit,” and staying focused. We will also address questions about the writing process, such as practices and habits, staying motivated, keeping creativity alive, and finding balance. The day will begin with a panel of working writers and will be followed by a “controlled mixer” approach, where you will have a chance to ask several different writers your individual questions about living your writing dream. The writers are donating your tuition to the Loft Annual Fund.

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