099: So You Want to Write a Book? | With Azul Terronez and Steve Vannoy

with host artist Miriam Schulman

If you ever wanted to write a memoir or a book about how to paint or anything else for that matter, then this episode is for you!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • The very first thing you need to do before you begin writing a book
  • Why most would-be-authors never get published
  • The 3 publishing pathways and how to know which one is for you

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About Azul Terronez

Steve, COO, Co-founder and Artistic & Creative Director of Authors Who Lead™ and host of the Soul and Stories podcast, guides those seeking more love, prosperity and joy in their lives to live in alignment with self. He travels the world using gifts of intuition, wisdom and creativity helping others to find personal freedom from old unwanted stories. Through his practice he helps others bring visions and dreams into a reality of abundance in flow with their higher soul purpose.3

Azul, CEO and world-renowned leader, is an international speaker and host of the Born to Write podcast. He is a contributor to Thrive Global, Addicted to Success and The Good Men Project and is the bestselling author of The Art of Apprenticeship. Azul has been featured on Smart Passive Income Podcast and has spoken at Podcast Movement, Digital Nomad Conference among many others.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“Awesome, brave and thought provoking podcast! I love how you are really digging deep, and inspiring us all to do better and be better human beings and artists! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

~Eva Nichols, @evanicholskunst

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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