A WILD WEEK OF WRITING!

by Steve on April 14th, 2014

This week there are THREE (count ‘em) opportunities for you to get into your writing groove. It’s never been a better time to jump in. Take your pick (or pick them all)!

YOU CAN WRITE! Workshop

You’ve been wanting to CREATE YOUR OWN MATERIAL for a long time: A short play, a play, a web-series, a TV pilot or a screenplay.

You’ve made excuses about why you haven’t done it. You’ve been plagued with fears and frustrations about the process. It’s time to put the excuses aside and write your stuff. It’s easier than you think.

Saturday, April 19th – 10am – 1pm

YOU CAN WRITE! Workshop

Dive into an experience made just for you!

3 – hours of fun, relaxed, informative, ... Read more

ARSENIO HALL is making me Reschedule the Wednesday Call (to Thursday).

by Steve on April 8th, 2014

ARSENIO IS MAKING ME RESCHEDULE!

I’ve NEVER written more emails to you than I’m writing these days. It’s because there’s more abundance than ever before!

I found out today I booked an acting gig on the Arsenio Hall show. (Woo-Hoo!) [No details yet on when it will air and I can't divulge any info about what I'm doing.]

It shoots tomorrow (Wednesday) and I have to clear my schedule. That means this week’s Creative Expression Session is moving to THURSDAY at 2:30 Pacific. 

Same juicy content (a simple exercise to jumpstart the writer in you). And the video will remain archived on the site for you to see at any time.

RESCHEDULED
New Day / New Time
Thursday April 10th at 2:30pm Pacific
... Read more

5 AWESOME tips for Actors Who Want to WRITE!

by Steve on April 8th, 2014

Writing? Want to write? 

It’s simpler than you think. And it can change your career from waiting to work to putting yourself to work. 

Here are some essential thoughts about how to keep it going, that I’ve gathered from my life as a professional writer.

  1. Nurture your ideas. Jot them down in a notebook or your computer. Keep them close at hand. Every idea is a possible project.
  2. Think in terms of beginning, middle and end. Stretch your one scene or one moment into a story with an arc.
  3. Figure out the form: Is your story a monologue, a short story, a web-series, an article, a pilot, a film or a play?
  4. Map out your plan for writing. Create a schedule and deadlines.
  5. Figure out WHEN ... Read more

What’s the Difference Between You & Arthur Miller??

by Steve on April 7th, 2014

I KNOW YOU CAN WRITE

Because you have it in you. You have the desire, and the focus and the talent. You’ve proven it in all the other creative things you’ve done in your life. This is just one more.

In your head, you’ve made excuses about why you can’t write:

  • I don’t have TIME!
  • I don’t have anything to say.
  • Nobody’s going to listen to me even if I wrote.
  • It’s SCARY! And I’m not brave enough.
  • I’m not SMART enough!!

 None of that is true.

  1. You can make time.
  2. You can speak your truth.
  3. People will listen.
  4. The fear will disappear as you start doing it.
  5. If you can put words together, you’re smart enough to write anything.

YOU are the greatest resource, the most powerful person to tell YOUR story. ... Read more

RESCHEDULED! The Creative Strategy Call & March Workshop!

by Steve on March 11th, 2014

STOP THE PRESSES!

THURSDAYS Creative Strategy Call & The March Workshop are being RESCHEDULED! An awesome thing happened as a result of my last few e-blasts:

YOU have spoken.

I’ve been hearing from actors among you who are interested in learning how to write and to manifest your own creative projects. You want to know how I’ve done what I’ve done. And how you can do it too! Yes! It makes complete sense to me – to re-tool my message to zero in on how you can cultivate your skills as a writer to change your creative life.

You can make it happen for you. I’ll show you how.

While I’m retooling, I’m clearing the decks. The March call originally planned for Thursday and the Workshop (on March 22nd) are no ... Read more

March MADNESS for CREATIVES! & A Creative Birthing Story!

by Steve on March 4th, 2014

This month there are 2 awesome events to turbo-charge your creative projects. And one BONUS! (I’m so delighted to be doing all this, I’m pinching myself!)

1) The Creative Strategy Call is on March 13th 

2)  The Start That Project Workshop in L.A. on March 22nd

Become clear on how to be FOCUSED and PRODUCTIVE on the work that matters to YOU!

3) The bonus: I’ll be interviewed on blog-talk radio on March 16th by Tania- Maria Xavier-Rucker of The Colored People Network. Tune in for a fun discussion!
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MAKE YOUR WORK WEEK MORE PRODUCTIVE 

The February Creative Strategy Call ... Read more

DO WHAT YOU LOVE!!

by Steve on February 14th, 2014
This one isn’t complicated or lengthy. On this Valentine’s Day (and every day of the year) I urge you to follow your heart and do what you love with people you love. 

Of course that means you have to make space for all that good stuff: your brilliant ideas, your playful side, the things that light you up.

A few weeks ago I laid out an excellent method for planning your year. And the process we discussed applies to EVERYTHING you plan – your month, your week, your day. 

Here’s a link to the call we did. If you weren’t on the call, check it out. If you were on the call, use ... Read more

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

by Steve on January 13th, 2014

With the dawn of the New Year I’ve been taking a good look at my coaching business: What’s it all about? Why am I in it?

I’m remembering and solidifying why it can be so challenging to live a creative life. And I’m articulating in new ways what I’ve known all along: This work, the work I do with coaching clients (and in this e-blast dialogue with you) is all about helping artists produce more work.

The MYTH of the ARTIST is that we don’t exist – or that we show up in brilliance and perfection as if by magic. Like that tree in the forest, if no one is there to witness, it’s assumed that nothing happened. The culture at large doesn’t know what it takes ... Read more

The HOLIDAYS: MORE or LESS?

by Steve on December 13th, 2013

A funny thing happened on the way to the New Year.

I was having a conversation with a friend and feeling the pressure to DO MORE – creatively and personally. Since the year was ending, I wanted to get all the things accomplished I’d previously envisioned for 2013. There are scripts to complete, gifts to give, articles to write, headshots to print, websites to revise and a large group of people I want to have coffee with.

Looking at it objectively, it makes sense. So often we are (culturally) defined by endings: the end of an era, a school year, a job. In the face of death, the ultimate ending, people put forth a list of what they want to do before they go – their “bucket ... Read more

Thank You Note(s)

by Steve on November 20th, 2013

Here’s the thing about thank you notes, they’re fun to send. Not only do they serve the simple purpose of spreading appreciation, they make me feel good, too.

We live in a cynical age. Tragedies are everywhere. The “news” is never good. Making fun of people is routine.

But I believe miracles are everywhere, too: Miracles of kindness.

I see them every day. People are out there helping people – in person and virtually. I see people creating work that speaks to the human spirit, doing service for one another, teaching, supporting, loving one another. Cheering each other on.

That’s what life’s about, as far as I’m concerned.

I want to thank you for joining me in that vision of making the world a better place with your creative talents.

It’s ... Read more


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