When Sise was in her early 20s, she realized she needed a second job to support her acting career. Instead of temping or waitressing, she stayed true to her creative nature and chose jewelry design, and in a few years she was able to support herself without sacrificing her dreams or temperament to an office job. In fresh, funny, and cheerful prose, she helps her readers figure out what they want to do and build a roadmap for getting there. She breaks down the practicalities of a fulfilling and financially self-sufficient life, including finding a mentor, deciding when to leave a day job, developing weapons for overcoming fear, learning the legalities, as well as résumé polishing, interviewing, negotiating, and publicizing yourself. Emphasizing self-evaluation and the use of helpful worksheets, Sise presents solid practical advice and encouragement through interviews with famous "creative girls." Her comprehensive stock of information and playful tone--she urges readers to "Know Your Strength, Know Your Kryptonite"--round out a wonderful survival guide for women looking to make the leap to a satisfying, self-directed career.
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It was a great read, helped me to understand business plansPublished 11 months ago by Chris Bridges
Very informative and fun book for the creative type. It is also full of inspiration in how to make a creative career change. Read morePublished 13 months ago by purple painter
Love the book so far! I am still in the middle of it and enjoy the approach. I needed the support.Published 15 months ago by AZSwing
I thoroughly enjoyed Creative Girl! Katharine Sise does an incredible job of laying out every aspect of taking a passion and turning it into a full time job. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by sunny
Author Katharine Sise began her career as an actor, with a part-time waitressing gig to pay the bills. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Sue Clayton
This book is great because it is very empowering and encouraging. The tone is also very honest and practical. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by Mary
I bought this book for my daughter-in-law who has always talked about her "creative talents". I read it and felt that 95% of it contained information that she could use should she... Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Catherine Van Stratum