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The Prolific Creator is about life, art, and doing the generous thing. Follow writer, artist, and publisher Ryan J. Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing lots of words, creating lots of art, and the motivation driving the whole thing. TPC podcast also interviews fellow prolific creators, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs as they discuss tips, trick, and motivation for making art, and doing the generous thing in the world.
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The Prolific Creator Ryan J. Pelton

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    • 4.6 • 81 Ratings

The Prolific Creator is about life, art, and doing the generous thing. Follow writer, artist, and publisher Ryan J. Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing lots of words, creating lots of art, and the motivation driving the whole thing. TPC podcast also interviews fellow prolific creators, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs as they discuss tips, trick, and motivation for making art, and doing the generous thing in the world.
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    TPC #024: Matt Briel on Marketing as Making Friends

    TPC #024: Matt Briel on Marketing as Making Friends

    Commonly described as equal parts loud music, Disney culture, tattoos, and book nerd, Matt Briel is an entrepreneur and the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Lulu.com, as well as a self-diagnosed collaboration junkie. After more than 15 years leading Sales and Marketing teams in the Media & Publishing spaces, he’s developed a unique passion for helping creators become more successful by leveraging books as a catalyst for opportunities and sustainable revenue. Matt has been featured in some articles you probably don’t care about and has spoken at several industry events that you’ve probably avoided.
    In this episode, Matt and Ryan explore what it means to listen to your audience, how marketing and promotion doesn't need to be scary, what he learned about his company when they started to listen to customers, and much more. You can find Matt at Lulu.com.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    TPC #023: Matt Spielman on Finding Your Unique Fit

    TPC #023: Matt Spielman on Finding Your Unique Fit

    Matt Spielman is an executive and organizational coach and the founder and head coach of Inflection Point Partners. Matt’s journey into coaching and the methodology and philosophy of his work is laid out in his recently released book, “Inflection Points: How to Work and Live with Purpose,” which you can buy here.
    Matt draws upon decades of senior-executive operating experience at both public and Venture Capital-backed organizations. He now partners with high-performing executives and their teams to realize business and personal success. Matt is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and graduated from the Executive Coaching program at Columbia University. Matt was named one of the leading coaches by Institutional Investor and appears regularly on Good Morning America to discuss his ACHIEVE TM goal setting model. To incorporate fitness, health, and well-being into the coaching practice, Matt trained at Duke Integrative Medicine and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. He graduated from Harvard Business School and received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University, where he was a nationally recognized collegiate baseball player. Matt lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, NY. His mission is to ignite careers and energize lives.
    In this episode, Matt and Ryan talk about finding your unique fit in creativity and life, and much more. You can get some extra free bonuses and free resources from Matt here: https://www.theinflectionpointsbook.com/
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    • 58 min
    TPC #022: Eleonora Bartoli and Ali Michael on Writing on Social Hot Button Issues

    TPC #022: Eleonora Bartoli and Ali Michael on Writing on Social Hot Button Issues

    As the Director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, Ali Michael, Ph.D. works with schools and organizations across the country to help make research on race, Whiteness, and education more accessible and relevant to educators. Eleonora Bartoli, Ph.D., is a consultant and licensed psychologist, specializing in trauma, resilience-building, and multicultural/social justice counseling. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology: Human Development/Mental Health Research from the University of Chicago in 2001. In this conversation, Ryan, Eleonora, and Ali discuss why talking about race and getting uncomfortable is the only way for change, how telling difficult stories is the path for empathy, why white people need to talk about racial inequality, the challenges of co-writing a book, and much more.
    Get their latest book, "Our Problem, Our Path: Collective Antiracism for White People," and learn more about the authors here: https://bookshop.org/books/our-problem-our-path-collective-antiracism-for-white-people/9781071851326
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    TPC #021: Alinka Rutkowska on Selling Books

    TPC #021: Alinka Rutkowska on Selling Books

    Alinka Rutkowska is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, CEO of Leaders Press, and a top 100 Amazon bestselling author in business and money. She’s sold more than 100,000 copies of her books and her book creation process has been showcased in Entrepreneur magazine. On the show, Ryan and Alinka chat about what makes a bestselling book, why writers shouldn't be shy in asking for help, a proven process for how she publishes bestselling books, how to sell more books, and much more. You can find Alinka here: https://leaderspress.com/who-we-are/
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    • 36 min
    TPC #020: Mary Adkins on Using Existing Skills to Create

    TPC #020: Mary Adkins on Using Existing Skills to Create

    Mary Adkins is a novelist, recovered lawyer, and a mother. She traded in her Ann Taylor pantsuits to enter the wild west of fiction writing, She read tomes about the craft of storytelling. Mary memorized devices like Chekhov’s Gun and Save the Cat and The 15 Beats so she could write “the right way.” Now after publishing many novels she helps professionals write the books they always dreamed of. In this conversation, Ryan and Mary discuss the ways our personalities can be used to our advantage, why the day job is the secret sauce for creation, permission to create, and much more. You can find Mary and her work here: https://maryadkinswriter.com/

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    • 48 min
    TPC #019: Abigail Morrison on Telling the Truth

    TPC #019: Abigail Morrison on Telling the Truth

    Abigail Morrison is a creative writer who’s been telling stories for over a decade. She loves stories that feature grace and redemption, ask questions (without necessarily answering them), and point toward possibility. Her debut novel, Yochni’s Eye, will be launching in Summer, 2022. Ryan and Abigail chat about her journey into publishing, what held her back for many years, how The Prolific Creator helped in the journey, and much more. You can find Abigail here: https://amorrisonbooks.com/
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

mhcalhoun ,

Great Podcast for Writers

I have really enjoyed this podcast. It is packed with great tips, advice, and inspiration for writers. Some days it was exactly what I needed to hear and I can’t recommend it enough.

Courtney Matson ,

Glad he’s back!

I really enjoyed the previous podcast and this reboot is great. I feel like the 10 rules for life were practically written for me! Especially the first few. Keep up the great work!

Dream5863 ,

Mind Changing

2021: I’m so glad that Ryan has returned!!! You’ve been missed, Ryan!!! His interview style is great and I’m looking forward to hearing from the creative minds that he will be speaking to in coming episodes. I’m ready for the next chapter of enlightenment!

2020: Ryan does a great job in opening a writer’s mind and senses to needed information. Writing is a craft and it is wonderful to have your brain fed with positive energy and words from both Ryan and the many guest writers that he invites on the show. Each episode focuses on encouraging the seasoned and newbie author. Thank you for all of your hard work that benefits all of us!

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