Finish Your Writing Project Using These Secrets

Organizing Your Writing

Want help finishing your newsletter, catalog, blog post, book, or even your artist statement? Listen up. My friend and writing coach, Cynthia Morris, shared a secret with me. Print It Out. Really? That’s it? “Print it out” is all you have for me? Yep, it’s that simple. Or at least it’s a good first step.

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Stop Typing And Start Talking

Caption: ©Tami Bone, Tributarius. Photograph. Used with permission.

If you call my business phone and I’m unavailable, you will get a recording that says I respond fastest to email. I love email. Like most business owners these days, I prefer it for my primary communications tool. There are numerous situations when you must stop typing and start talking. Here are five examples.

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Empowering Art Viewers

That’s me looking at Mel Ristau’s sculpture inside a locked building.

One of the most valuable things you can do in your marketing is to teach people how to look at and appreciate your art. It’s not just good for you, but a gift that will last throughout the lives of those who experience it. I learned long ago when I worked in a museum that teaching people how to look at art empowers them and gives them confidence. Teaching people how to look at art empowers them and gives them confidence. Empowering them with skills is invaluable – to both you and them.

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Untangling Blogs and Newsletters

© Bonnie Jean Woolger, Ink drawing. Used with permission.

Have you wondered why you write regularly on your artist blog and send a newsletter? Seems like you’re duplicating effort, right? You’re tangled up in knots because you can’t see the difference between the two or the value in having both. Let’s see if I can help untangle this mess for you.

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Pick Up The Phone and Dial

Woman dialing a cell phone

Email is easy. I prefer email to the phone in almost every situation. ​Almost​. Sometimes you have to talk. Email is not good for picking up on subtleties about situations and building trust. Unless we’re extra careful with our messages, email can be easily misunderstood by all parties involved.

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A Simple Approach to Writing Book Reviews for Your Blog or Newsletter

Guest blogger Cynthia Morris Here suggests ways to make your book reviews less onerous and more effective. Above all, she says try a recommendation rather than a critical review.

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Free Content for Your Blog or Newsletter: Write a Book Review

Guest blogger Cynthia Morris discusses how writing about books can help us both personally and professionally and provides four reasons to consider reviewing books for your blog or newsletter.

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Are You Sending Wimpy Cover Letters?

Guest blogger Debby L. Williams discusses three critical aspects to consider when submitting a cover letter to respond to call for entries or applying for a residency or grant.

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A Simple Structure for Creating Content

If you’re looking to expand your online presence and influence, content creation is paramount. Here’s a simple 2-step process to follow in creating a content structure.

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5 Painless Fixes for a More Potent Artist Statement

I read a lot of artist statements. “Read” is a generous word. Mostly, I endure them. I know you know what I’m talking about. In order to have a more potent artist statement, focus on these 5 things during the editing process.

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