About Dan Blank

Dan Blank is the founder of WeGrowMedia, where he helps writers share their stories and connect with readers. He has helped hundreds of authors via online courses, events, consulting, and workshops, and worked with amazing publishing houses and organizations who support writers such as Random House, Workman Publishing, Abrams Books, Writers House, The Kenyon Review, Writer’s Digest, Library Journal, and many others.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • How to Become a Bestselling, Full-Time Novelist — It’s SO Easy!
  • The Complete List of Creative Distractions and Defenses Against Them
  • The Trap of Your Comfort Zone
  • Shame and Your Writing Career
  • It Turns Out, All You Need to do is Write a Great Book
  • Becoming a Student of Your Own Creative Process
  • Why Email Newsletters? To Become an Enthusiastic Respite in the Lives of Your Readers
  • Do You Have The Clarity To Celebrate Success?
  • Adding More White Space To Your Life
  • The Attention You Give; The Experience You Create
  • Creating Capacity
  • There is No Horse & Cart. On Finding Success as a Writer.

  • The Trap of Your Comfort Zone

    I have been thinking a lot about how our comfort zone — that place that FEELS right — is actually a really dangerous place to dwell if you have a vision to create a meaningful body of work. The ideas I have been exploring with writers and creative professionals is whether you need to place […]

    Shame and Your Writing Career

    Today I want to talk about the deeper motivations for decisions we make around our craft and career as writers. How fear and shame often play a role in decisions on how we practice our craft and navigate our career. For instance, the person who doesn’t release their finished novel because they fear it will […]

    It Turns Out, All You Need to do is Write a Great Book

    It turns out that all you need to do is write a great book. That’s right, you can skip social media, bookstore events, publicity, giveaways, and other complicated marketing plans. All you need to do is write a great book. Then wait. Wait for an agent to find you. Oh, so I suppose you will […]

    Becoming a Student of Your Own Creative Process

    How do you best create? How do you best write, collaborate, increase the quality of your work, improve your ability to focus, or increase the quantity of output? What actions are you taking to build a body of work that is both meaningful, and powered by a sense of momentum? Each of you will have […]

    Do You Have The Clarity To Celebrate Success?

    Clarity. This is the word that underscores so much of what you do in connecting with and growing your audience. Clarity of your own focus. Clarity of voice. Clarity of timing. Clarity of who you want to reach. Clarity of what resonates with these people. Clarity of matching their need to the value you offer. […]

    Adding More White Space To Your Life

    I take a nap every day. That seems like something of a confession, because I find that there is a strange fixation in our culture of a certain kind of productivity. One where you have to be “always on,” always “crushing it,” always stressed, always available, always buried by email. Too often, this creates the […]

    The Attention You Give; The Experience You Create

    Many people bemoan the self-involved writer on social media, the one who is constantly vying for attention and over-promoting their own work. This puts other writers (you, perhaps?) into a conundrum: you WANT attention for your work, but only in an elegant manner. Self-promotion, with grace. This week, I read The Checklist Manifesto by Atul […]

    Creating Capacity

    What is your capacity to create? Many people I know tend to express some aspect of their lives as being OVERWHELMED, and that they wrestle with ANXIETY on a daily basis. In developing your craft as a writer, in publishing a body of work over time, in connecting with your audience in meaningful ways: how […]

    There is No Horse & Cart. On Finding Success as a Writer.

    Before we get to today’s post, I wanted to make you aware of an offer by a group called Writer Mamas. These women are trying to raise funds so that several WU community members can attend the Writer Unboxed Un-Conference in November. To that end, they’re selling $200 worth of writing books and guides for […]