Hello. My name is Chris Jones. I’m a writer, author

and host of The Art & Business of Writing podcast.

Podcast
025: The Writing Life [Series Preview]
February 4, 2016
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025: The Writing Life [Series Preview]
I talk about the exciting new series that will walk listeners through his new book, “The Art & Business of Writing.” This series will help writers build off their creative foundation and expand to branding and marketing. Subscribe iTunes Stitcher
Blog Speaking
The Convocation: Self-Education for Self-Reliance
January 31, 2016
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On January 30, 2016, I presented this speech in Newport News, Virginia, at The Convocation: How You Confine Yourself is How You Define Yourself. The goal of the speech is to show that with a growth mindset, you can take advantage of the books and tools around you to command the steps of your future. […]
Podcast
024: From Bread Guy to Bestselling Author with Kimanzi Constable
January 7, 2016
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024: From Bread Guy to Bestselling Author with Kimanzi Constable
Kimanzi Constable was bread delivery driver a few short years ago. He ignited his passion for writing and radically changed his life. He’s now a speaker, coach, bestselling author, and writer on large publication sites like Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Mind Body Green, the Good Men Project, Fox News. In this episode, he shares the secret to his success. You’ll […]
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023: Building Your Online Presence with Salil Jha
December 24, 2015
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023: Building Your Online Presence with Salil Jha
In this episode, Salil Jha, authorpreneur, angel investor, extreme adventurer, and motivational speaker, shares how he amassed his large audiences on his blog and his social media channels. You’ll learn: How to create and use teams to grow your social networks. How to use researchers to help you find the best topics for blog posts. How to grow […]
Podcast
022: A Conversation with Rocco DeLeo
December 17, 2015
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022: A Conversation with Rocco DeLeo
In this episode, I have an authentic chat with Rocco DeLeo, blogger, Blabber, Periscoper and podcast host of “And Dad Makes 7.” Rocco and I talk about platform building as a whole from blogging and mastermind groups to Blab, Periscope and podcasting. You’ll learn: Ideas for gathering intel to start email marketing. How mastermind groups incubate creativity […]
Podcast
021: How to Use Your Expertise to Connect with Your Audience feat. Marco LeRoc
December 3, 2015
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021: How to Use Your Expertise to Connect with Your Audience feat. Marco LeRoc
  In this episode, author, international speaker, and coach Marco LeRoc talks about the importance of knowing what resonates with your audience and how writing to meet their needs through your expertise builds loyalty. You’ll learn: How Marco became a financial expert How he used his life experiences with finance to write his books How […]
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020: Leveraging Your Life Story with Vidal Cisneros Jr.
November 26, 2015
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020: Leveraging Your Life Story with Vidal Cisneros Jr.
In this episode, author, success coach, and speaker Vidal Cisneros Jr. shares why your life stories may be the best platform from which to launch your writing and speaking career. You’ll Learn: Why the power of your story may be your best platform. Why being authentic matters. The importance of making strong local connections through […]
Blog
Why I Wrote The Art & Business of Writing
November 20, 2015
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Why I Wrote The Art & Business of Writing
  Frustration made me write again. As I listened to “The Power of Focus” by Anthony Robbins, I decided to take him up on testing the power of something transformational. My first action: I reread the beginning of “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron and committed to rekindling my writing career. Six years had passed since […]
Podcast
019: How to Set, Manage & Achieve Your Goals with Barbara Gustavson
November 19, 2015
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019: How to Set, Manage & Achieve Your Goals with Barbara Gustavson
  In this episode, executive coach Barbara Gustavson of Discover Next Step walks us through the process of creating and achieving goal while managing expectations. You’ll Learn: How to identify goals that are aligned with your passion and values. How to set your goals so that you can achieve them. The role of a coach in […]
Podcast
018: Jaynee Sasso on Minding Your Money
November 12, 2015
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018: Jaynee Sasso on Minding Your Money
  Jaynee Sasso has an extensive financial background and has served others as a financial professional through a variety of capacities over her 15 + year career. She earned her real estate broker’s license, series 6 and 63 securities and life producers’ licenses all before the age of 24. She has a Bachelor’s degree in […]