Sherry Paige | August 24, 2006

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Sherry started out creating art early on with writing and music. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a double major in Political Science and Theater & Music. She has had success doing sound-alikes, vocal work on TV, background singer, writer for both theater and television.

Artist Insider 13:5 – Kim Thomas – Sucker for Stories | July 25, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

Continued education and current projects are the major focus today.

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  • What is your newest book titled?
  • Where could someone purchase your book?
  • What is your website?
  • How do you keep yourself inspired?
  • What was the last good book you read?
  • Do you study anyone in particular?

Tomorrow we have another interview, this time with a photogorpher and graphics artist.

Running time: 11 minutes 46 seconds

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Artist Insider 13:4 – Kim Thomas – Crayon | July 24, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

Today the emphasis shifts to the writing industry. Kim talks about her experience and even some of the issues with the industry.

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  • When did you say “I love to write!”?
  • What was the feeling of getting a book deal?
  • How early did you get a book agent?
  • What are your agent’s duties?
  • Is it important to have a friendship with your agent, or just a business relationship?
  • Does your agent talk to you about other ways to exploit your book?
  • Does the publisher ask you to do radio interviews and such?

Tomorrow is the last day with Kim Thomas.

Running time: 12 minutes 08 seconds

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Kim Thomas | July 19, 2006

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Kim grew up in an artistic family that traveled from place to place on a regular basis. She spent a good bit of time in Japan, which had a major effect on the development of her creative skills. She meet Jim, who is now her husband, when she was a teenager and has been on an amazing ride ever since.For roughly 18 years she traveled with Jim as a singer and songwriter. Most of those years they were the two members of the band Say-so, which included numerous uses on TV shows. Read more

Artist Insider 12:5 – Mike Nolan – The Guy That | July 4, 2006

Insider: Mike Nolan

Last day with Mike; we hope you are having a good summer and Happy Independence Day, at least in the USA.

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  • How do you do networking?
  • Where can people find our work?
  • What about brochures?
  • What do you expect in the future?

Tomorrow we are doing something a little different for us.

Running time: 11 minutes 33 seconds

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Artist Insider 12:4 – Mike Nolan – Shades of Grey | July 3, 2006

Insider: Mike Nolan

Welcome back, we hope you had a good weekend.

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  • Bernie talked about strategies, systems, or shortcuts; what are some of yours?
  • Any resources you recommend?
  • Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
  • Any more tips for someone starting out?
  • What professionals do you use?
  • An accountant is important?

Tomorrow is the last free segment with Mike, where he talks about finding work and the future.

Running time: 11 minutes 29 seconds

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Artist Insider 12:3 – Mike Nolan – Visual Writer | June 30, 2006

Insider: Mike Nolan

Artist tend to see the world different from most, Mike tells about how he sees the world. He also tells some about the business side of the print world.

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  • What is the process of designing a brochure?
  • Please define “call out”
  • What type of books have you written?
  • How is working with Michael W. Smith?
  • What is the range for an in-house writer?
  • Do you charge different amounts depending on where a client is located?
  • How many pages of text is one 30 minute tv show?
  • How do you decide how much to quote and the structure of the quote?

Monday we will continue with Mike, looking more about the business side and earning a living being a freelance writer.

Running time: 11 minutes 49 seconds

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Artist Insider 12:2 – Mike Nolan – Mimic | June 29, 2006

Insider: Mike Nolan

Everyone makes mistakes; Mike talks a little about what he does when he does.

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  • Have you become a Marketer and Salesman?
  • What is the difference between being in-house and freelance?
  • Flexability is important?
  • Have you truly bombed at a job?
  • How do you get out of a low point?
  • What is ghost writing like?
  • What about writing bios?

Tomorrow we move in to using words as pictures, writing books, and the beginning of price structures.

Running time: 12 minutes 25 seconds

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Artist Insider 12:1 – Mike Nolan | June 28, 2006

Insider: Mike Nolan

Today, we start a great interview with a wonderful author Mike Nolan, who had been mentioned by a previous Insider, Bernie Sheahan.

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  • How do you describe what you do?
  • What was your first experience as a copy writer?
  • What, in college, prepared you to be in an ad agency?
  • Any more advice to people about to start in a career?
  • Guidestar.org – Connecting people with nonprofit information
  • Who do freelance writers write for beyond ad agencies?
  • What have been some important experiences?
  • How do freelance writers get jobs?

Tomorrow focuses more on the different types of jobs a freelance writer might have.

Running time: 11 minutes 36 seconds

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Mike Nolan | June 28, 2006

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Mike is a freelance writer and has been for many years. He discovered his talent when he was very young and went on to focus on it in college. He has authored many books, both as a ghost writer and original pieces. He has written tv series, documentaries, infomercials, and much more. Read more

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