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The Artist Unleashed · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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...
The Artist Unleashed · 1M ago

CINDERELLA: CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION by Terri Elders

Whether you’re an old-fashioned traditionalist or an ultra-modernist, if you try your hand at nonfiction narrative, you can’t go wrong by examining classic fairy tales to learn what constitu...
The Artist Unleashed · 2M ago

NAKED HONESTY: FINDING ONE’S TRUEST VOICE IN MEMOIR by Megan Greig

A requisite to my recently acquired bachelor’s degree in English from my alma mater was the completion of a senior thesis. For most students, this means engaging in graduate-level research a...
The Artist Unleashed · 2M ago

10 SIGNS YOU’RE WORKING FOR A CONTENT MILL, by Kay Vandette

Avoid These Warning Signs and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work It’s 1:30 am, I’m sitting at my computer waiting for my Skype interview for a travel writer position. My prospective clients are o...
The Artist Unleashed · 2M ago

OUR PERCEPTION OF OBSTACLES by Darcy Allred

​In childhood, we cherished our playgrounds and obstacle courses.  It was so very worth climbing every last one of those hepatitis laced metal stairs when that exuberant wind made you feel e...