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In The Creative Shift with Dan Blank, I interview writers and artists who have doubled-down on their creative vision. I delve deep into how they moved from merely dabbling with ideas to becoming a doer — someone who creates, finishes, and shares their work.

The Creative Shift with Dan Blank Dan Blank

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

In The Creative Shift with Dan Blank, I interview writers and artists who have doubled-down on their creative vision. I delve deep into how they moved from merely dabbling with ideas to becoming a doer — someone who creates, finishes, and shares their work.

    Launching Two Books in Six Months, a Case Study (podcast)

    Launching Two Books in Six Months, a Case Study (podcast)

    In the past year, I have worked with author Mary Carroll Mooreto help her release two novels within six months of each other. There is so much to learn from this experience, I wanted to share it in a mega case study today. You can listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ below, or in … Continue reading "Launching Two Books in Six Months, a Case Study (podcast)"

    • 16 min
    Moving Beyond ‘Likes’ to Real Connections with Readers (Podcast)

    Moving Beyond ‘Likes’ to Real Connections with Readers (Podcast)

    Today I want to share a case study on how to engage your readers by focusing on story and emotions. As a writer, you share in your newsletter or social media because you hope it connects with people in a meaningful way. What do we all feel before clicking “publish?” Crickets — no one engaging, … Continue reading "Moving Beyond ‘Likes’ to Real Connections with Readers (Podcast)"

    • 13 min
    Celebrate What You Create (podcast)

    Celebrate What You Create (podcast)

    It is so tempting for each of us to just focus on the items that are still undone on our to-do lists. To constantly be focused on tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. But when we pause, even for a moment, to recognize what we have created and learned, I feel that is … Continue reading "Celebrate What You Create (podcast)"

    • 18 min
    Take the Creative Risk (podcast)

    Take the Creative Risk (podcast)

    Today I want to remind you of something incredibly important: you get to choose. You get to choose if and how you create. You get to choose if and how you publish. You get to choose if and how you share. I want to share two stories of people taking a bold creative risk, and … Continue reading "Take the Creative Risk (podcast)"

    • 19 min
    Feeling stuck? Define your values. (podcast)

    Feeling stuck? Define your values. (podcast)

    Recently, I was speaking with a writer who described feeling stuck. They were in a rut, believing in the work they do, but just demotivated on a day-to-day basis. This conversation resonated with me for many reasons. If you are a writer or creator who sometimes wonders if you are in burnout, if you are … Continue reading "Feeling stuck? Define your values. (podcast)"

    • 19 min
    Art lasts… (podcast)

    Art lasts… (podcast)

    Today I want to talk about why we create and share. This is something I meditate on all the time, and it is why I work with writers. This week in particular I’ve been thinking about it a lot because I heard of the death of one of my favorite musicians. As I considered his … Continue reading "Art lasts… (podcast)"

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Ken Guidroz ,

Having coffee with a person oriented marketer

That’s how it feels listening to Dan’s podcast, like he’s sitting across the table from you sharing 15 or 20 years of experience. A debunks, conventional wisdom, and talks like a normal person about normal connections and normal relationships and normal marketing. Yes, I’m an old fart, but I love his approach and it’s some thing I can do.

Tellmemoretellmemore ,

Always a new insight

I love this podcast. Dan’s conversations with artists of all stripes consistently provide numerous takeaways and always go deep. I look forward to listening every week!

Jkd40 ,

Inspiring and Practical

These conversations are an extraordinary resource for authors. The case studies are especially useful, providing real world application of marketing principles. An education on authorship in a rapidly changing publishing landscape!

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