Your Creative Push
About This Show
Your Creative Push is the podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Twice a week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!
Most Recent Episode
265: The world needs your story! (w/ Nikki Rae)
5 days ago
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/nikkirae In this episode, Nikki discusses: -How she started writing when she was 14 and homebound after breaking her leg and having nothing else to do. -The frustrating and fruitless experience of querying her first novel out to publishers for five years. -The differences between indie publishing and traditional publishing. -How independent publishing takes away the gatekeepers. -Being able to interact with and get feedback from her audience as she is writing. -Getting burnt out. -Her strategy of writing for half of the year and promoting for the other half. -How everyone struggles with imposter syndrome… even Neil Gaiman. -How she battles her inner editor through word sprints. Nikki's Final Push will make you realize that the world needs your story! Quotes: “I feel like when I was querying the story, I was asking for permission for my story to be real to people. The more I did it, the more I hated the idea of other people being in charge of what I wanted to put into the world.” “It’s like two-parts writing and a-million-parts promoting.” “Rejection isn’t an excuse to not put a book out there anymore.” “Any creative person that’s good at what they do hates half of what they do.” “Your world is in your head, and it’s up to you to make it real.” Links mentioned: Metamorphosis Editing Services Kelly Killagain on Your Creative Push Write or Die The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People
Rated 4 out of
Do creative types need daily inspiration?
My first thought was- maybe not. I am a painter, my husband is a writer. We both have full time jobs, and was interested to see what's new with this new podcast. Curiously enough, the good mix of guests so far has made me wonder... do we need daily inspiration? I still think not, but this is a podcast I would like to catch up with every once in a while to see what the guests have to share.
Date published: 2016-01-22