Wednesday Words of Wisdom – Erin Morgenstern

Wednesday Words of Wisdom - Erin Morgenstern

“It’s a wonderful sort of feeling when people want to spend more time in a world you created.”

Erin Morgenstern, artist & author (The Night Circus)

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3 Ways Creative People Can (and Should!) Use A Blog

3 Ways Creative People Can (and Should!) Use A Blog

I love blogging; I think that’s fairly evident! Blogging is so much fun and a great way to share your thoughts with the world. But to be honest, I think that all creative people (theatre people, visual artists, musicians, writers, and so on!) should have a blog. Why? Read on!

Use your blog as an online resume

How easy is it to use your blog as your resume? This easy. Having an online presence makes it easier for casting directors and potential customers and clients to find you! Share the kind words that people have said about you. Be sure to include any awards, accolades, and testimonials you’ve received, as well as what training you’ve done. Let people know what you’re up to!

Use your blog as a portfolio

Show us your stuff! Share photos of art you’ve created, share your demo reel, create a Soundcloud with songs you’ve performed or composed. Then when someone asks, “What do you do?” you can easily whip out your smartphone and show them!

Share your experiences with like-minded people

You’ve got a voice — we want to hear it! Share your stories and poems, share behind-the-scenes photos of your current work in progress, share videos of your latest rehearsal or project, express your opinions, teach us something, share what you’ve learned. You have something to say! Even if you think what you’ve said has already been said somewhere else, give us YOUR experiences and thoughts. There’s no one else out there that’s quite like you!

Do you have a blog or website? I’d love to see it!
Share your links with me on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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5 Reasons You Should Join the Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course

5 Reasons You Should Join the Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course

 

Blogging has truly changed my life in many wonderful ways. I’ve been able to share my thoughts and what I’ve learned, I’ve met fantastic people, I’ve had the opportunity to travel… it’s pretty awesome. I’ve been blogging for nearly six years (I still can’t believe that!) but I still have a long way to go to get my blog to where it needs to be. I’m also obsessed with learning, so I’m always looking for ways to improve my skills and knowledge!

Enter The Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course! This is the brainchild of the amazing Sarah Morgan (bloggess of xosarah.com); an 8-week blogging group program of AWESOMENESS. I know that’s a pretty epic way to introduce this post, but it is the absolute truth! The Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course includes topics such as solving blog design issues, finding your audience, creating an editorial calendar, understanding SEO, and even making money from blogging!

I was fortunate enough to win a scholarship to the program, and I am SO grateful for that incredible opportunity! But I’m here to tell you that even if I hadn’t won the scholarship, I would have enrolled anyway — the program is so good, and I will forever be an advocate for this fantastic course. Read on for five reasons why you should join the Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course — TODAY!

1.  Practical advice that you can put to use right away, in the comfort of your own home.

You receive twice-weekly lessons to your email inbox that are chock-full of useful tips and focused advice that you can implement on your blog right away. Each email includes videos, worksheets, and homework. You’ll definitely want to save them so that you can re-visit them when you are feeling uninspired!

2.  Personalized feedback.

Sarah gives each participant a review of their blog with super-personalized tips and advice for making it look even better! This feedback was invaluable and I frequently refer back to it when I’m working on my blog! She also makes sure to respond to every single question that is asked in the Google+ community (more about that in #4!).

3.  Real-world experience.

Sarah is a blogger, designer and business woman with a wealth of knowledge and experience — she definitely knows her stuff! She puts so much care into each lesson, which is presented with beautiful branding and obvious passion for what she does.

4.  An awesome community.

The Badass Babes have a Google+ community and weekly chats, which is awesome. I love chatting with the other Badass Babes — they are great to bounce ideas off of and get feedback. Everyone is so supportive. It’s a wonderful group of ladies!

5.  Lifetime access.

Once you’re in, you’re IN! All members of the Blog Club receive LIFETIME access to the Google+ community along with bi-monthly blog club hangouts, so there’s help and support available even after the e-course finishes!


Registration is limited, and today is the last day to register for this session! (That being said, the course is offered multiple times throughout the year, so if you miss the date this time you can wait ’til the next session, but why would you want to?!) Take advantage of this awesome opportunity and make the investment — you won’t be sorry!

Badass Babes Blog Club + E-Course

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Inspector Noble Is Here!

Inspector Noble and the Figure in Black

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my one-act play, Inspector Noble and the Figure in Black, is available to purchase! If you have been looking for a fun play to produce with your classroom, camp, or youth theatre group, this one is for you!

INSPECTOR NOBLE and the FIGURE IN BLACK

40 minutes, 1 Act

Cast of 25: 4M / 12W / 9 either (flexible casting)

The big town is in an uproar! Talia Woodbridge’s diamonds are missing!
People are being attacked!
And there’s a mysterious figure in black on the loose!
Police are puzzled… and only Inspector Noble can crack the case!

Inspector Noble and the Figure in Black is a fun,
fast-paced play for young actors.
The audience will be on the edge of their seats wondering “Whodunit?”

This show is great for classrooms, camps, and youth theatre groups.
Clean language and intriguing subject matter.

 

Purchase a perusal copy here — only $7!
Get a free script sample here!

For ordering and pricing information, please email me: kerry_hishon@yahoo.com

I am so excited that this is finally real. I have been putting this off for way too long! Inspector Noble was first produced for LYTE at the Palace way back in July 2010! (Check out our write-up in the London Free Press… which, coincidentally, features Original Kids Theatre Company, which I would go on to join in September!) It has been a dream of mine to have my plays available for people to purchase, and I’m so pleased to finally be achieving that goal!

You can find Inspector Noble up on the header under the link Shop. I can’t wait to add more products to that menu!

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November Blogging Bonanza: 2014 Edition!

November Blogging Bonanza: 2014 Edition!

It’s that time again… November Blogging Bonanza! This is the third year that I will be sharing a brand-new post every day for the entire month of November. I can’t wait to share all sorts of new, fun posts with you!

You can read all the old November Blogging Bonanza posts by checking out the NBB tag, and if you have any ideas or suggestions for blog posts that you’d love to read, hit me up on Twitter and Facebook!  (PS: I have a brand-new FB page devoted to the blog; I’d love you forever if you’d go and “Like” it today!)