"I so appreciated working with Rebecca on my first self-published book. Her insights were so helpful, she was direct, honest and kind. Exactly what I needed. I trusted her expertise and felt that she really understood my vision and my audience. Thanks Rebecca!"
– Emma Craig, author of Dating Between The Lines
"Working with [Rebecca] is one of the best investments I've made to get aspects of my own life back. From organizing my home to my inbox and helping me get some control back, she's substantially improved my quality of life. She is smart, cheerful, resilient, and appropriately decisive."
– Gayle Karen Young, culture-builder and catalyst for human & organizational development
"Rebecca gets things done! She has an amazing ability to look around and JUST START DOING the things that need to be tackled to make things more organized, more functional, and more streamlined. She has a great mix of showing you how things can be and sharing ideas behind the systems she uses herself. She helped me set up my home office, gave me tips on better managing my inbox and workflow, and even hauled away some of the stuff that we cleared out. She's bright and witty, and great to have on your side!"
– Leslie Arita, product manager & board member at NAMI San Francisco
"[Rebecca’s] professionalism and knowledge are a godsend for unorganized creatives! Within our first meeting Rebecca helped me set an action plan and get cracking! I have a hard time staying focused and finally decided I needed help. At first I wasn't sure about the investment of time and money. After a few weeks it's plain to see that it was a good choice. Trust me, skip a few meals and hire The Productive Artist. You'll get results and have more time to spend on your creative work. In the end isn't that the name of the game for us artists? If nothing else schedule a meet and greet (1st mtg is free) and I'm sure you'll get some good ideas and energy out of it ; )"
– Jacob Rangel, copywriter & visionary storyteller
"I enlisted Rebecca's skills as a writer/editor on my upcoming feature film The Alternate and I was extremely happy with Rebecca's work. Rebecca came in to help me with a re-write on the eighth draft of my script and was really pleased with her process. Her attention to detail, story insight and 'nit picking' on all things, including grammar and spelling, were invaluable to the script.
Not only did Rebecca provide very detailed notes, feedback and suggestions on my script, she provided the same service for my look book as well, which I then used in financing the film.
Bottom line is, if you want a trusted, insightful and creative writer to work with you on your project, either starting from scratch or coming in to consult halfway through, Rebecca Ahn should be your first call.
– Alrik Bursell, filmmaker
More Praise For The Productive Artist's Business Plan Book
“I feel that this book shows how to make great strides with any business. Not just in the arts, but anywhere you choose to be. The easy to follow steps walk you through everything you need to do in order to succeed in a business or to take a hobby to a business level. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to bone up on how to get things done and get them done right! Thanks, Rebecca!” – Nathan Hoskins
“The Productive Artist’s business plan provides insightful, but more importantly practical advice for getting off your butt and getting move in the direction of the business and creative endeavors you’d secretly rather be working toward than your day job.” – Wu-lee
“A great framework that takes some best practices from the business world, and gives artists a leg up on how to be successful in their industry. You don’t have to be a starving artist, just use Rebecca’s book to help you enjoy your work, and take your life to the next level!”
– Chris Cheng, History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 Champion, Author "Shoot to Win," Corporate Security Leader, LGBT & Diversity Advocate
“I’ve been making my living as a writer for almost two decades, and I learned a lot from this book. It’s a no-nonsense, step-by-step action plan for anyone who wants to make a living as a creative artist. Despite having learned a lot over the years (the hard way) every chapter makes me say, “Oh, that’s what I did wrong that time. I should have done it like this.” This is the book I wish I had when I was starting out.Stop being a struggling artist. Become a professional artist. Start with this book.” – bookfan
“It can sometimes be hard to motivate on the business side of creative projects. This book helped give me a starting point to work towards my goals and make money as an artist. It’s a smooth read and breaks everything down in very practical ways. Sometimes you just need a little nudge to get yourself started and this book does that.” – T Book
“Insightful and pragmatic guide for the artistic entrepreneur. A simple step-by-step planning guide to transforming your artistic pursuits into a living.” – Thomas Ihbe
“Rebecca’s quests are great no matter what stage your business is in – new businesses can start on the right path and ongoing businesses can keep on the right path. Her process is straight forward with lots of examples. Definitely worth the read and actually DOING the exercises.”
– Vicki de Mey, filmmaker & video post-production manager
“Tangible, real-world strategies for organizing the creative spirit into action. A “getting things done” how to for artists. Easily digestible, compelling and an enjoyable read.” – MFrenchie
“Artists: Find your inspiration, visualize it, grow to want it so bad you’ll do anything and then read this book. For those passionate enough to not only create great work, but also push beyond the comforts of a studio there is a magical world waiting. A world where there is a clear path to produce and share your work with massive audiences of people who will appreciate and support your craft.” – Cpt Fantastic
“This book gets right to the point when it comes to the order and organizing your creative business. Step by step you will find your way to laser focus on your goals.” – Karen M. Fields
“I wish this was around when art first peaked my interest. It’s just what an artist needs, amazing!!!”
– Darcel Walker, producer, writer, director, sound engineer & entrepreneur
“It’s often hard for me to get started on a project and beyond pragmatic advice this book helped me feel up for the challenges and ready to jump into it.” – D. Evans
“Rebecca Ahn has always been a passionate person. Her book, The Productive Artist’s Business Plan: How To Create the Business & Life You Want as a Creative Entrepreneur contains that passion and also some of her other defining characteristics: attention to detail, problem solver, and her will power to achieve. This is Rebecca, distilled into words and words that when turned into actions will bring results.” – M. Chew
“This book was very helpful for me to bring my projects from the paper to reality , thanks a lot Rebecca Ahn” – Diego Ramiro