The Creative Shift with Dan Blank

By Dan Blank

Dan Blank interviews writers and artists who have doubled-down on their creative vision. He delves deep into how they moved from merely dabbling with ideas to becoming someone who creates, finishes, and shares their work.

  1. 1.
    “When the book came out, I left my job.” The Creative Shift of Author Nicole Blades
    1:02:09
  2. 2.
    Podcast: The Power of Clicking “Publish”
    27:02
  3. 3.
    “It’s the hardest book I’ve ever had to write. It stirred up a lot in me.” My Interview with Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
    1:01:02
  4. 4.
    Podcast: Becoming Who You Are
    18:01
  5. 5.
    “I kept writing because publishing wasn’t my goal. Writing was my goal.” My Interview with author Yang Huang
    57:54
  6. 6.
    Podcast: “Who Will Take Care of You?”
    20:27
  7. 7.
    “Reading and writing were my survival tools.” 80 Books Later, This is the Story of Nikki Grimes
    1:03:24
  8. 8.
    Doubling Down: Welcome to the New Season of the Podcast
    13:39
  1. 9.
    How to Navigate a Creative Reset
    21:19
  2. 10.
    “I had to think, what kind of artist am I, and what do I want to be doing?” My interview with Rebecca Green
    51:54
  3. 11.
    “I had the supportive community, because I had been supporting them for all these years.” My interview with Angela Abreu
    57:42
  4. 12.
    “I had so much creativity waiting to come out.” My Interview Emma Gannon
    58:57
  5. 13.
    “I had to figure out how to make writing the central part of my life.” My Interview with Author Donna Hemans
    54:28
  6. 14.
    “I’ve created nearly 10,000 products, but creating this book was the most incredible experience of my life.” My Interview with Melissa Bernstein
    58:01
  7. 15.
    “I would buy records with my lunch money.” My Interview with DJ Skeme Richards
    57:14
  8. 16.
    Behind the Scenes of a New York Times Bestselling Book Launch, with KJ Dell’Antonia
    56:17
  9. 17.
    From the NFL to Helping People Reach Their Full Potential, with Anthony Trucks
    1:03:33
  10. 18.
    How a Creative Community Fuels a Creative Life, with author Amanda Stern
    1:06:11
  11. 19.
    “I Started Building Creative Muscle.” The Creative Shift of Author Julian Winters
    1:08:37
  12. 20.
    Perfection vs Progress
    25:15
  13. 21.
    “If there is a moment where you feel lost, find a new path that energizes and inspires you.” My interview with Amber Coleman-Mortley
    59:34
  14. 22.
    Why I Create and Share
    28:38
  15. 23.
    A Creative Reset
    9:24
  16. 24.
    “I got diagnosed with depression and anxiety, but the book was my bright spot.” My Interview with Veronica Miller Jamison
    1:13:46
  17. 25.
    Quitting Her Job to Finish Her Novel: The Creative Shift of Naomi Jackson
    57:20
  18. 26.
    “Because I was finally following my passion, everything fell into place.” My interview with author Gigi Pandian
    51:45
  19. 27.
    From a 25+ Year Career in Education to Her First Book, with Valerie Bolling
    1:02:09
  20. 28.
    How Star Wars Led to an Amazing Creative Shift, with Steve Sansweet
    1:02:34
  21. 29.
    From Professional Basketball to Becoming an Author and Entrepreneur. My Interview with Malcolm Lemmons
    54:26
  22. 30.
    “It Keeps Growing.” Promoting Your Book 2+ Years Post-Launch, with Beth Ricanati, M.D.
    28:58
  23. 31.
    “The book that won the Caldecott was my 99th story idea.” My Interview with Andrea J. Loney
    1:24:58
  24. 32.
    “I Can Choose My Outcome.” On Creativity, Identity, and Success, with Vesper Stamper
    1:26:30
  25. 33.
    “You always have a choice, so operate from within that power.” On Money and Creativity, with Jacquette Timmons
    1:05:40
  26. 34.
    Book Launch Case Study, Part 3 with Leigh Stein
    53:01
  27. 35.
    “I Look at Obstacles as Opportunities.” My Interview with Filmmaker Angela Tucker
    59:59
  28. 36.
    “You Can Hide Behind Amazon All You Want, But People Want to Know Who You Are As a Person,” My interview with Evan J. Roberts
    1:06:59
  29. 37.
    “It’s Not Selfish to Pursue Your Dreams, and It’s Never Too Late.” My Interview with Author Kalynn Bayron
    49:00
  30. 38.
    “The Best Artists Pick Up What’s Left, and Generate Something New and Exciting,” My Interview with Writer Sonya Larson
    59:50
  31. 39.
    “You Have to Shift From Consuming to Creating.” My Interview with Marcus Whitney
    58:46
  32. 40.
    Success as a Writer is Joy Inside You and a Connection with Readers. My Interview with Monica Bhide
    1:07:40

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