Why Do So Many Artists Suck at Business? Because Businesses Like It That Way

A recent conversation on Twitter inspired a tweet storm from me at like 2 am. One author asked other writers what was the one piece of advice they would give to debut novelists. The responses were interesting and mostly upbeat, except when they… weren’t. You could pretty much guess how somebody’s first novel experience went …

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GET TO WORK HURLEY. Episode 12. History, storytelling, and narrating our way to a better future.

The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support this podcast each month as a Patron or make a one-time donation. EPISODE TWELVE In this special holiday pep talk edition, we’re spreading some cheer with a special GtWH audio rendition of my Sirens Keynote on …

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GET TO WORK HURLEY. Episode 11. Getting down and dirty about MONEY and demanding what you’re worth.

The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support this podcast each month as a Patron or make a one-time donation. EPISODE ELEVEN: In this episode, we’re getting down and dirty about MONEY and demanding what you’re worth – featuring questions from …

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SIRENS 2018 Keynote: History, Storytelling, and Narrating the Future #Sirens18 #Sirens2018

This is the base script of the keynote I gave at the Sirens 2018 conference in Beaver Creek, Colorado. It’s missing my FUNNY AND GENIUS asides, but this gives you the core message. It seemed to make people happy! Go forth, friends! NOTE: I opened with an extemporaneous anecdote about my Spanish book tour, and how …

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GET TO WORK HURLEY. Episode 10. Crowdfunding workshops, how to weigh cost/benefit of attending conventions, and why some folks turn down media tie-ins.

Heya folks!   The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support this podcast each month as a Patron or make a one-time donation. EPISODE TEN: In this episode, we’re talking about crowdfunding workshops, thoughts on how to weigh the cost/benefit of …

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GET TO WORK HURLEY: Episode 9. Real talk about why women in every industry are done with the bullshit, why it’s OK to delete Facebook (yes, even if you have books to promote!), writing and mental health, and some advance craft discussions about how to manage burnout and writing expectation

Heya folks!   The GET TO WORK HURLEY podcast is a monthly rant about the hustle of making a living as a writer of All of the Things. You can support this podcast each month as a Patron or make a one-time donation. EPISODE NINE: Real talk about why women in every industry are done with the bullshit, why it’s OK …

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