I’ve been a fan of Jeff Goins for many years. I wept through Wrecked, found my voice through You Are a Writer, and was motivated after reading The Art of Work. So of course I was going to buy his latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve!
I bought it on audible because I couldn’t wait to consume it! With my day job and writing in the evenings I knew my best option was buying it so I could listen to it on my drive to and from work and while I walked.
This book is just what I needed at the right time in my life! I’ve been struggling with the whole marketing world for my writing. And feeling guilty. And overwhelmed.
After reading Real Artists Don’t Starve I feel like a weight has been lifted and that Jeff knew exactly which direction I needed to go, with real life examples to empower me along the way.
The research, ideas and advice in this book not only are amazing but truly reflect Jeff’s heart for other creatives.
I suggest everyone go out and buy this book!! And a second one for a creative friend of yours.
As a young adult author and voracious reader, I try to make it to as many YA book signings, readings, and discussions as I can. Next week, here in downtown Boise, Idaho I will get to attend an event for two amazing YA authors – Victoria Schwab and Madeleine Roux.
Our local bookstore, Rediscovered Books has brought both authors in for one night of discussion of both their books and their creative processes. I find listening to how other authors navigate this world of creativity and business fascinating and enlightening. I am excited to hear about their journeys from aspiring writers to popular YA authors.
Even though they write in YA genres a bit darker than mine, I still think there is a lot for me to learn. I am in awe of the worlds they have created in their books, and am looking forward to hearing how they came about.
The event will be much larger than can be handled in the bookstore, so it will be held at the downtown Boise Public Library! Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. MST.