Courtney M. McSwain, Writer

Why Creatives Need Community

(Photo: Say Geese! by Vinoth Chandar (cc)) There’s a danger in having people constantly tell you that you’re brave—you can start to believe them. When I left my 9-5 to work as a freelance writer, there were many people who told me I was brave. I heard it so much that I started to think,… [Continue Reading]

Dear Reader: New Vision for My Blog

(Photo: PDXing, taken by Courtney M. McSwain) May 2014 Dear Reader, When people ask me how to know if it’s time to quit their 9-5 jobs and follow their dreams, I tell them the criteria I set for myself: What’s the worst that could happen? Two years ago, as I weighed my decision to leave… [Continue Reading]