grown up creativity: do you have a media kit? free resource

This is a great resource!  If you write a blog and you need a professional way to help get your name out there, start doing public relations, or get funding for a project, one of the first things you need to do is  to create a media kit.

The Life Your Way website, offers many “printables” as resources for all.  Their free media kit printable is fantastic:


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grown up creativity: Attention Ohio Writers: Columbus Arts Festival | Author Signup

If you are in Ohio an you are a writer, check this out:

Columbus Arts Festival | Author Signup.

2013 Columbus Arts Festival Author Application

Deadline to submit application is February 17th, 2013 at 5 P.M.

The Columbus Arts Festival is seeking writers to present their work on the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival Word is Art Stage

Authors of published or non published fiction or non-fiction are eligible.

Authors selected will have 10 minutes to introduce themselves and showcase their work.

Only chosen eligible applicants will be assigned a time to audition. Those auditioning are selected from eligible applications, no walk-in’s allowed. If you are chosen to audition but are unable or unwilling to audition, you will not be eligible to perform at the Festival.

Performance schedule will appear in the Festival Guidebook and on the CAF website.

Contest Rules:
  • Writers must submit a 300 word selection from the work you intend to read at the event and submit it with this application
  • File submissions may be Plain Text (.txt), Rich text (.rtf), or Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf).
  • Readings must be appropriate for an audience in which children may be present.

Applications will be accepted through February 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM ET.

grown up creativity: The Great Novel Contest (Columbus Creative Cooperative)

If you are in the Columbus area, you should definitely follow The Columbus Creative Co-op! They have a novel

Columbus Creative Cooperative, Great Novel Contest

Columbus Creative Cooperative, Great Novel Contest

writing contest going on that ends January 31. I hope one of you will consider entering your book:


Columbus Creative Cooperative! (Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus Creative Cooperative! (Columbus, Ohio)


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grown up creativity: best careers for writers and artists

The 100 Best Careers for Writers & Artists  by Shelly Field is a great resource.  For people interested in careers in Radio, Television, or Film, she recommends pursuing:

Advertising Copywriter

Newswriter – Radio or TV

Community Affairs Director – TV

Public Relations or Promotions Director – TV


Check out the book:

100 Best Careers for Writers and Artists by Shelly Fields

100 Best Careers for Writers and Artists by Shelly Fields

grown up creativity: the art of naming your creative business

If you find yourself in the conundrum of trying to find the perfect name for your creative business, follow this advice from Craft, Inc.‘s Meg Mateo Ilasco:

“Whatever you choose, it should match your company’s goods and aesthetics….Ask yourself if the business name will still sound good to you ten years from now, when you’re older and more mature and if the name allows you flexibility to grow and expand.” – Meg Mateo Ilasco

Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco

Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco