Laura Davis is the author of six non-fiction books, which have been translated into 11 languages and sold more than 1.8 million copies, that focus primarily on healing, recovery, and the beautiful scars that the challenges of our lives leave behind. In the course of her long career as a communicator, she has been a columnist, a talk show host, and a radio news reporter.
Laura’ new book and first memoir, new book, and first memoir, The Burning Light of Two Stars, tells the story of her dramatic and tumultuous relationship with her mother from the time of my birth until her death from a much more dramatic, intimate, and personal point of view.
On today’s show, Jen and Laura discuss
5:08 - Why Laura had to return to therapy to write this book.
10:13 - How to learn NEW creative skills: “our learning edge.”
13:33 - How to write about our family members.
19:17 - How to write about what we can’t remember
28:45 - How to make a living as a creative
29:53 - Finding the right publisher for your material
35:11 - How to face the (sometimes grueling) importance of marketing
39:59 - How to market to your “ideal audience.”
How To Make Personal Experiences Universal For Your Audience
READ THE FIRST FIVE CHAPTERS HERE!: https://lauradavis.net/the-burning-light-of-two-stars/
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- help you with some of the most common struggles we creatives have to manage including fear of choosing,
- falling into compare and despair, managing the inner critic (s),
- and feeling too exposed and vulnerable when you put yourself or your work into the world.
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