business // acceleration

 

Tired of waiting? Great. Start creating.

    A few moments ago, I finished up a writing project for one of my clients — some saucy language to announce the pilot episode of her brand new TV show, which is bursting into the world in, like, minutes. My clients launch things all the time — shows, books, digital programs, product lines….

How to write a book. (See also: complete anything.)

    Wants + dreams, scribbled inside a journal I wrote for Potter Style. Photo by Leslie.       Couple days ago, a Twitter pal popped a question, aimed at me + another writer whose work she admired:   “I really want to write a book but don’t know where to start. Please help!”…

Craving s-p-a-c-e to focus on that One Big Project? Last call to write + play in a magical island paradise. (Meet me there.)

        When the friendly folks at the Madeline Island School of the Arts reached out to me, and asked if they could host one of my writing workshops in their space, my very first thought was:   “Gee, that’s very sweet. And flattering. But, um … who’s going to want to travel…

Dreaming about leading a workshop or retreat? Here’s a checklist to keep it simple (for your brain) + gentle (on your heart).

    Beautiful humans from last year’s workshop tour. First shot by Kyeli. Others by Catherine.       Want to teach something? Good. Then you definitely should. You don’t have to be an expert. You don’t have to be a master. You just have to know … a little bit more than the people…

Why I want to be a “Daymaker.” And why (maybe) we’re all asking the wrong questions. (See also: how a haircut changed my life.)

    I’ve had a lot of haircuts in my life. I don’t remember most of them. But this one? I’ll never forget. He was a hip young stylist — eager, ebullient, not more than twenty or twenty-one. I recall a polka dot shirt, a vivid purple bow tie, a rockabilly ‘do + a whole…