How meditation helped me find peace and acceptance

In November of 2020, I started having daily panic attacks. This was new for me (thanks 2020!).

A panic attack is different from an anxiety attack (which is when your anxiety…


Above my desk hangs a piece of scrap paper ripped from my journal. On it, the word “FINISH” is written in fat black sharpie. …


It involves your identity and other big questions

I recently Googled “what is cured ham?” and it ruined my day.

Not because of the answer I got (cured ham is interesting!), but because of how much time I spent not doing the work I was supposed to be doing. I had a to-do list that was 3 pages…


There are three phases to creativity: input, boredom, output. Here’s what you need to know to finish every creative project you start.

Some of us work well in the early hours of the morning, some late at night. Some on coffee, some on whiskey. …


Creating something great isn’t enough. You have to give it arms and legs and a mouth.

Your creative work doesn’t speak for itself — collage by Jordan Brunelle

Creating something great isn’t enough. If we want our audience to make a deep connection with our work, we have to go one step further. We have to let them into the process and behind the scenes and into the story.

My favorite Taylor Swift line of all time is…


Because of the intimate nature of the line of work and the perceived risk of putting our hearts on the line, a lot of artists have a desire to maintain complete control.

Photo by Lucas Benjamin on Unsplash

It’s a wild ride sharing your art with the world. Whether you’re a writer, a musician, an artist, or an entrepreneur, at some point your creative work is going to feel personal. …


A guide for writers and creatives who are struggling to find an engaged audience.

Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

When I was in high school, I loved the movie Disturbia. I watched it at least once every weekend for a full year when it came out on DVD.

It had to do with the pretty girl next door, the misunderstood teenager, the kid who believes in himself when no…


You have authority over your lizard brain!

Sharing something you’ve created is scary business. Here’s how to find the courage you need.

Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash

There’s something uniquely terrifying about sharing creative work. This is a fear that I experience often, and I think many creatives do. So, in this post, I’d like to offer some tips for finding the courage you need to consistently ship (as Seth Godin would call it) your writing.

Many…


Artists and creatives should be relieved. Your responsibilities as a marketer might not be as salesy as you thought.

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“The next big marketing push will be to help people feel like they belong,” Chris Brogan recently wrote in an Instagram post.

As artists, we know we’re responsible for marketing our own work. …


For many creatives, Facebook advertising is daunting. Here’s how to get started.

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Facebook advertising can be as technical and nerdy as you’d like it to be (it’s a powerful platform), but I truly believe anyone can learn the ropes — set up an account, build a campaign, and see positive results — if they put forth the effort.

In this post, I…

Jordan Brunelle

Digital marketer from Nashville, TN. Publishing industry. Lover of no-bake cookies and basketball. @jordanbrunellecreative on Instagram. www.jordanbrunelle.com

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