Your Post-Easter craziness should have subsided by now…

Blog post for the creatives out there. Not just writers, but all the folks with art in their soul and a willingness to put mind to reality and put it out there. You’ve recovered from the candy high (we hope.)

Just a reminder: you rock. Most folks never commit art. You’re already in some pretty awesome company.

With that in mind, I want to remind y’all about the 2019 Write Stuff Bundle, currently live over at StoryBundle.

Here’s what you get for the base price:

  • Practical Meerkat’s 52 Bits of Useful Info for Young (and Old) Writers
  • Business For Breakfast – Vol. 10: Growing As a Professional Artist
  • How to Write Non-Fiction
  • The Rational Writer: A to Z

Laura Anne, Leah, Joanna, and Mindy. All top notch writers and really awesome ladies on top of it. For the Bonus round, they’ll include these titles as well:

  • Writing With Chronic Illness
  • WMG Publishing Presents: Carving Out Time for Your Writing
  • Money-Making Business Models for Writers
  • The Million Dollar Writing Series Boxed Set
  • Killing it on Kobo
  • Business For Breakfast – Vol. 11: Beginning Marketing for the Professional Publisher

You’re a creative. There’s something here for you, from the beginner to the expert. Artists, photographers, writers, sculptors, you name it. Artists.

Names like Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Wesley Smith, Leah Cutter, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Laura Anne Gilman, Mindy Klasky, Joanna Penn, Tonya Price, and yours truly.

Leah’s book is how to take your inner artist and nurture it. Kris writes about all her health issues over the last few years and how that didn’t stop her. Mine talks about putting yourself out there and looking like a professional.

Not just writers, either. All of these are books for anyone who makes some kind of art and wants to be taken serious as a professional. “How do I market myself?” “How do I make money doing this?” “What do I need to do to take advantage of the future as the world continues to evolve?”

This bundle, like all of them, won’t last forever. You’ll have to suddenly pay way more for these books if you don’t get them now.

And think about the artist in your life, if it’s not you. We all have a child, a niece or nephew, a cousin, or a friend who has an artist’s soul. Maybe you should get this for them as an early birthday present or graduation. Or just because you want them to succeed and don’t know a better way to encourage them.

All an artist really needs it love. Show them you love them. And maybe buy some books, too, but a hug works wonders first.

When was the last time you hugged your artist and told them you were proud of their work?

Start now. Seriously. Do something good for them, just so they know that somebody out there takes them seriously. It takes a lot of effort and depression to actually share your work with an uncaring and maybe hostile world.

But a smile goes a long way.