Build Your Creative Career by Networking Like a Champ

Relationship building is a key aspect of having a thriving creative career. You can't simply be good at your craft and then sit back, waiting for someone to champion you, manage you, or sponsor you. In order to advance your life as an artist along with your career, building the right … Read More

How to Avoid The Summer Slump


It's the middle of the summer season.  Vacations, fun in the sun, barbecues and picnics have been filling much longer days. If you're like many artists, there's one drawback to the season: the summer slump. The summer slump is a direct descendent of the summer breaks we all had as … Read More

Artistic Lessons from Born in the U.S.A.


Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. roared into our collective conscious 30 years ago on June 4, 1984, when the landmark album of the same name was released to almost instant recognition as an iconic piece of music. Springsteen had actually created Born in the U.S.A. for his Nebraska … Read More

Blog Tour: Writing for Artists

Joanne Zippel

I was delighted when Janet Stilson, a long time colleague of mine through New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) asked me to be part of a writer's blog tour.  Janet is a talented writer and editor in a variety of different genres, including magazine articles, film scripts, a book, … Read More

The Gift of Gratitude


There can be lot of disappointment and rejection in the life of the artist. But there's also a lot of joy. There's joy in practicing your craft. There's joy in the sharing of work. There are many uplifting moments in the life of a creative project and in meeting and connecting with fellow … Read More