Lessons from Jonathan Coulton and Emily Hope Price

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The Surprising Benefits of Consistently Sharing Your Creative Work

Note: The following examples may include musicians, but the principles apply to authors, visual artists, and creative people of all types.

He described it as a “forced-march approach to writing and recording.”

Jonathan wanted to prove to himself that he could create on a deadline and demonstrate that a professional artist could use the Internet to support himself.

As she wrote at the time, “The goal is to create, create, create and overcome Hesitation, my mortal enemy.”

After seven months of consistent creation, Emily got an offer to create a film score. At that point she halted the 365 Project because of the many opportunities that came her way as a result of the daily output.

What’s the lesson here?

Consistent creative output can pay off for you — IF you commit to it.

But could you commit to sharing your talents and attracting fans for 30 days?

You don’t have to write and record complete new songs to make this work. You could perform older material or cover songs, or simply talk for a few minutes about your creative process or what inspires you to write.

You could do that, right?

Of course, you can.

The good news is, you don’t have to do it alone.

I’m creating a community of proactive creative people, and starting January 3, we will all support and encourage each other to share our work in 2018.

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