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The Artist Unleashed · 1d ago

NO WHINING ALLOWED by Rick Moore

In order to explain myself and why I undertook my latest recording project, I first need to do something that will no doubt sound like whining. I was raised in a home where I was forced to b...
The Artist Unleashed · 1W ago

FREE YOUR INNER CHILD by Ann S. Epstein

Artists and writers are advised to “free your inner child.” But what of today’s children whose wide-ranging imaginations are often replaced by the fixed circuitry of electronic screens? As p...
The Artist Unleashed · 1W ago

I SUBMIT by Ben Shaberman

When it comes to sexual turn-ons, I have no desire to submit to a dominatrix. The threat of punishment — from a woman wielding whips, chains, or handcuffs — is unsettling to me, not erotic. ...
The Artist Unleashed · 2M ago

JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS A MAILING LIST (AND HOW DO I GET ONE?) by Matthew Selznick

Whether you’re a beginning writer or a veteran with several books on the market, you’re probably  aware of e-mail newsletters and mailing lists. You might even subscribe to a few. But if you...
The Artist Unleashed · 2M ago

WHY I WRITE by Tony Nesca

So…the other day I went for a walk, late afternoon, early grey settling in, everything looking grim and happy at the same time, wondering why I write, why would I, or anyone else, put words ...
The Artist Unleashed · 3M ago

BANNED BY BOOKMARKS! MY SHARED BOOK SIGNING WITH JOHN GRISHAM by William C. Crawford

We were finally getting a national class, independent book store. As an active writer, I couldn't wait to get plugged in, and I wanted to contribute. Nonprofits can always use more cash. So ...
The Artist Unleashed · 3M ago

3 WILDLY HELPFUL TOOLS TO SUPPORT YOUR CREATIVE LIFE by Maxima Kahn

Every Wednesday night for the past 15 years (with some breaks and gaps) I have been meeting with a small group of dancers to dance, explore dance ideas and make performance pieces. And, almo...
The Artist Unleashed · 3M ago

HOW MUCH BACKGROUND DETAIL IS ESSENTIAL FOR AUTHENTICITY IN HISTORICAL FICTION by Ann S. Epstein

I write historical fiction, novels and short stories, often inspired by quirky events. For example, during “Squirrel Week,” the California Horticulture Department urged schoolchildren to kil...
The Artist Unleashed · 3M ago

AUTHORS ARE WHORES by Clifford Browder

​Yes, authors are whores. A bit strained as an analogy, perhaps, but think about it. Big presses and small demand that their authors participate actively in marketing. Just as streetwalkers ...
The Artist Unleashed · 4M ago

WHY STORYTELLERS HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB by Danielle Van Meter

As humans, we are driven by a narrative arch. We are constantly telling ourselves stories about our own lives, our circumstances, what the other person was thinking about us, and how our liv...