Category Archives: Indie Life

Richard Geller’s blog posts around living as an indie artist—the joys, the challenges and anything useful.

The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 5

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here Read Part 4 here The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Lower Expectations? In his insightful blog, Seth Godin offers two separate lists (list 1, list 2) of marketing … Continue reading

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I AM — Competitive Versus Collaborative

An Unexpected Treat I watched this documentary last night mainly on the strength of its trailer. The reviews on iTunes were pretty mixed, but something told me this film just might be really good. It was, and now I want … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 4

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here What’s Changing For Writers? The Need For New Curators From the writer’s standpoint all the changes I’ve been enumerating contain a lot of good news/bad news. The more-level … Continue reading

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On This Corner Of Quiet Streets—Writer’s Instinct

Writer’s Instinct I’ve been working on what turned out to be a short ten-line poem for the past three days. Several times a day, I told myself to just throw it away and start something else. Yet something else, writer’s … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 3

Read Part 1 Here Read Part 2 Here Collaboration Versus Competition Back when I was starting out, writers were in friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) competition with one another. This competitive climate was driven largely by the fact that … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 2

Read Part 1 here What are the odds of earning your living as a creative writer?  This is one of those questions—the kind that perhaps you don’t want the answer to. Oh, we all readily acknowledge the odds are long, … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World

I find myself asking why do I write? more often these days. I’ve been at this for the better part of a lifetime, so why now? The short answer is because the game has changed so completely since I was a freshly minted … Continue reading

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Only Those Who Need To—Richard Geller

I spent an interesting Sunday in New York catching up with an old friend in from LA to try to raise finishing monies for a new show. My friend is a documentary film producer/director, who, over the years, has produced … Continue reading

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Google’s New Wallet—Richard Geller

Wired  magazine describes a new smartphone AP from Google that will allow you to have virtual credit cards in your smartphone. You won’t need to carry plastic cards around—just wave your phone in front of a reader and poof! your transaction’s … Continue reading

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Swannanoa Gathering 2011—Richard Geller

I just got back from my eighth Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College just outside Asheville, NC. The Gathering consists of five week-long events devoted to different forms/genres of acoustic music. I attend the Contemporary Folk & Guitar Week in late July. … Continue reading

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