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Dan Blank interviews writers and artists who have taken the leap from merely dabbling with their creative vision, to becoming successful doers whose work has a positive impact on others.

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Dan Blank interviews writers and artists who have taken the leap from merely dabbling with their creative vision, to becoming successful doers whose work has a positive impact on others.

    You Have to Risk it All: Inside the Harrowing Creative Shift of Jennie Nash

    You Have to Risk it All: Inside the Harrowing Creative Shift of Jennie Nash

    One of my favorite quotes is from Bono reflecting on the transition U2 made in their music from the 1980s to 1990s: “You have to reject one expression of the band first, before you get to the next expression. And in between you have nothing. You have to risk it all.” Today I share an … Continue reading "You Have to Risk it All: Inside the Harrowing Creative Shift of Jennie Nash"

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Social Media for Writers

    Social Media for Writers

    Writers have felt an intense pressure over the past decade to jump into social media. I’ve worked with thousands of writers on this, so I understand why many are for it, many are against it, and most are stuck somewhere between the two. They are interested, but apprehensive. They ask, “Will it actually lead to … Continue reading "Social Media for Writers"

    • 23 min
    How a Major Career Shift Led to 8 Book Deals. My Interview with Illustrator & Author Aura Lewis

    How a Major Career Shift Led to 8 Book Deals. My Interview with Illustrator & Author Aura Lewis

    Today I’m excited to share my podcast interview with illustrator and author Aura Lewis. She shares her story of making a huge career shift to focus on the arts, how she developed her first book, got a book deal, and then in the last year signed deals for 6 additional books! You can listen to … Continue reading "How a Major Career Shift Led to 8 Book Deals. My Interview with Illustrator & Author Aura Lewis"

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lessons From 10-Years of Running a Full-Time Creative Business

    Lessons From 10-Years of Running a Full-Time Creative Business

    I’m celebrating 10 years of running my business, WeGrowMedia, full-time. In that decade, I have worked with thousands of writers and made space for creativity in my daily life. Today I want to reflect on what that decade has taught me, and how I am using that to set my goals for this year, and … Continue reading "Lessons From 10-Years of Running a Full-Time Creative Business"

    • 23 min
    Why you should join a mastermind group

    Why you should join a mastermind group

    Today I review what I have learned in running a mastermind group for writers and artists for the past four years, and why you should consider joining one yourself. I also mention my Creative Shift Mastermind: https://wegrowmedia.com/mm. You can listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ below, or in the following places: iTunes Google Play … Continue reading "Why you should join a mastermind group"

    • 20 min
    Going back to the well

    Going back to the well

    I spend the last quarter of every year going back to the well. Back to my source of creative inspiration in order to find ways to better live my mission as a writer and creator. Today I take you inside my process for how I create specific plans for the next year.  You can listen … Continue reading "Going back to the well"

    • 14 min

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Dan is on the cutting edge of forward thinking strategies for marketing and creating for authors. His entire paradigm, of “making real connections” with human beings and adding value to their lives, is so vital, and is brilliantly counter intuitive to the usual marketing strategies.
Grounded, compassionate, insightful, Dan understands all the components of the author platform, he just approaches them in a refreshing and unique way.

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Always useful, always inspiring

Dan Blank interviews a wide variety of creative people about their work and how they get it out there, and what they do to keep going when it's not easy.

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