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Separating Art from Commerce with Jeannine Ouellette, Bestselling Substack Writing Teacher and Award-winning Memoirist

+ How paying attention to everyday life can nurture your creativity
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Hello, Protagonists!

In this post, you’ll find:

🎥 Our latest podcast episode

🎁 Giveaway: 1-year paid subscription to Writing in the Dark

✍🏼 $1,000 and $2,500 Scholarships for Aspiring Writers - applications open very soon!


🎥 CREATIVE. INSPIRED. HAPPY Podcast - new episode!

Welcome back to the CREATIVE.INSPIRED.HAPPY Podcast, an interview series with incredibly successful writers about how they rose out of obscurity to build fulfilling careers. With each episode, I hope you'll learn something to make you more creative, inspired, or happy!

My guest today is Jeannine Ouellette, author of the award-winning memoir The Part That Burns and founder of the incredibly popular Writing in the Dark, an online writing community that offers creative writing intensives as well as literary salons.

But that’s not the reason I invited her here today. I chose Jeannine for you because she is such a generous person, who inspires me with her love and dedication to her students.

Today we talk about:

  • separating art from commerce

  • how paying attention to everyday life helps make creativity more easily accessible

  • building a career through different income streams and types of writing

  • and more.

We also touch on transparency in making money as a writer. After you watch/listen to the episode, here are two posts with even more detail:

I hope you enjoy the show!1


🎁 GIVEAWAY: 1-year paid subscription to Writing in the Dark

Jeannine and I are partnering to give away a 1-year paid subscription to Writing in the Dark!

To enter, just be a subscriber to CREATIVE.INSPIRED.HAPPY:

I will choose a random winner from my subscriber list on Sunday, July 7, 2024 and will update this post once the winner has confirmed via email.

UPDATE: The winner is Jess June. Congrats and happy writing, Jess!


✍🏼 $1,000 and $2,500 Scholarships for Aspiring Writers

CREATIVE.INSPIRED.HAPPY is pleased to sponsor scholarships for writers to further their writing education. Applications open very soon. More information here!

CREATIVE.INSPIRED.HAPPY is a friendly, vibrant community of thousands who believe that EVERYONE can spark creativity and build an inspired, happier life.

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Want more of Jeannine?

You can find her at Writing in the Dark, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and X.

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photo credit in intro video: Arturo Holmes/WireImage via Getty Images (Evelyn Skye attends Netflix's "Damsel" New York Premiere at Paris Theater in New York City); Erin Ashford (Evelyn at Stanford sculpture)

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CREATIVE. INSPIRED. HAPPY with Evelyn Skye
CREATIVE. INSPIRED. HAPPY with Evelyn Skye
Interviews with incredibly successful writers about how they rose from obscurity to build fulfilling careers. Learn something new each episode to make you more creative, inspired, and happy. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author and #1 Netflix film/literary collaborator Evelyn Skye.
🟨 Full video podcast available free at CreativeInspiredHappy.com, along with $1,000 & $2,500 Scholarships for Aspiring Writers, a Book Club for Writers & Curious Readers, creativity challenges, and more.