The geography of a creative life is different than that of a normal one. It doesn’t follow predictable arcs, have clearly marked destinations or well-lit paths. It requires you in the words of my friend…

I’ve been in love with books ever since I read the Great Gatsby in high school.  After reading  _This Side of Paradise, _which is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s undergraduate experience at Princeton, I…

Creativity begins with an impulse or desire to express something or act on that impulse. This can manifest in many ways:    It could be handing out 3000 self-addressed stamped postcards asking people to share…

A couple of nights ago I was interviewing my friend Sarah Peck during a live taping of the Unmistakable Creative.  She asked me what I had learned about conducting interviews. Below I’ll dissect the entire…

A few nights ago I was having dinner with a listener of the Unmistakable Creative, and he asked me “how do you build an audience for your work?”  I found it difficult to answer his…

Working the rigorous schedule of writing a book and producing a podcast has taught me one thing: when I feel better, I do better. Thus, I discovered the critical importance of our physical health and…

The Hero’s journey and the artists journey are real. They come with the promise of change, of passion, fulfillment, and self-actualization, and they come with the curse of Eden – “henceforth shalt though eat they…