Ken Downing— Writer

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What is your creative mission?


What do you love about what you do?

I’ve always been a wordsmith, I love the expression of fiction writing.

What have you learned from your successes/ failures?

Stick with it and don’t get discouraged by small disappointments.

How do you keep pushing ahead after a difficult challenge?

Allow time away from the project. It’s okay to have ‘down days’, then get back to it when you’re inspired.

Have you ever encountered resistance from family, friends, or the world in general? How did you overcome those kinds of blocks?

I’ve been lucky to have had a lot of support.

How has your art and creativity healed you?

The act of doing it takes me away from the drudge of my ‘real work’ which pays the bills.

What are your NFA Bullet points? What steps would you recommend for anyone who wants to kick some ass and get their creative dreams off the ground?

Start it, talk about it, make it real.

Ideas are just that. Make them into something tangible that you can show someone.

Find a support network, and pay attention to them.


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About the Author:

Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians and random creative types to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world. Author. Award winning musician/ producer. Internationally distributed filmmaker. College prof. Photographer. Speaker. Consultant. Not F*ing Around—The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground is Jeff’s first book.

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