Episode 1 Bryan Collins on The Power of Creativity


“Make it about the reader and not about you” – Bryan Collins

Hailing from Maynooth, Bryan Collins (@bryanjcollins) is a writing coach who helps writers around the world become more creative.

I was so impressed at how committed Bryan is to developing himself as a writer and how generous he is in freely sharing what he learns through his website, Become A Writer Today. He is always looking for feedback from readers. He seeks out experts in his field to ask their advice. He reads voraciously to improve himself as well as taking courses.

In this episode, we talk about the creative process, balancing satisfying yourself with satisfying your audience, and why creatives have a responsibility to market their work.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Bryan Collins.


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Selected Links From the Episode



Brian’s website


All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works–and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All by Seth Godin


Pomodoro Technique for productivity

Irish blog awards

Realex Web Awards

22 Top Writers On Their Great Writing Challenges (And How They Overcame Their Demons) by Bryan Collins

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield


Rich Brother, Poor Brother by Bryan Collins

The Power of Creativity (Book 1): Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life by Bryan Collins

Irish Writers Centre

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon TED talk

John Cleese talking about the open and closed modes

RTÉ radio doc about Marsha Mehran

Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk

Joanna Penn’s recommendations for editors

People Mentioned

Jon Morrow

Joanna Penn

Seth Godin

Twenty Major

John Cleese

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Steve Jobs


The Beatles

Breaking Bad

The Godfather

Marsha Mehran

Elizabeth Gilbert

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