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The Artist’s Manifesto: Fight Resistance and Create



Well, today is April First. Today is the day I promised you I would publish my ebook on my blog. And here it is. I really wasn’t lying to you. This is not an April Fool’s joke.

I am excited to share my book, The Artist’s Manifesto: Fight Resistance and Create.  This book has taken me months to write and edit. I hope it encourages you to fight the negative voices in your head.

Remember, you are an artist.

Stop saying, “I can’t draw.”

I am honored to have the foreword written by Steven Pressfield. The same Steven Pressfield who wrote The War of Art. The same Steven Pressfield who was made an honorary citizen by the city of Sparta  in Greece in 2008.

This book looks simple but it will kick your butt.
—Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

 How to get a copy

You can get a  free copy of The Artist’s Manifesto by joining my Free newsletter. I will send you my stories and my occasional newsletters. Which have been very occasional. My stories are small slices of my life, funny stories about life with one husband, three children, two dogs, four cats, seven litter boxes, and a carpet that use to be white.

“If you’ve believed the lie that you can’t make art, then this manifesto is for you. It will re-awaken your passion and imagination and get you doing what you were born to do — create. ” —Jeff Goins, Author, The In-Between

Just put your e-mail address in the box below and you can get my FREE e-book, The Artist’s Manifesto, today! Yes, that’s right. All you have to do is put your email address in the box and click Yes, Sign me up!  And then go and check your email address, follow the prompts and you can download the book today!

After you read it…

Thank you for reading my book. I hope you were encouraged. I hope you really did stand in front of a mirror and say, “I am an artist.” And if you haven’t said it out loud yet, please say, “I can draw.”

“This manifesto is a rallying cry for anyone who was ever told that they couldn’t draw, couldn’t paint, couldn’t create art. It’s simply a matter of perspective – your art may not be the same as someone else’s. And there’s nothing wrong with that!” 

— Danny Iny, Founder, Firepole Marketing

If you liked the book, here are some ways to share it. Maybe one of your friends thinks they can’t draw. Maybe they need you to encourage them.

  • Please feel free to share this link with your friends.
  • Print out the book and leave it at the bus station. Please don’t change anything or charge for it.
  • You can share the book on twitter.
  • Would you like to join a facebook community of Artist’s?

“I don’t draw pictures but I create businesses. This book will challenge anyone that creates anything to not believe the lie that you aren’t good enough!” 

—       Casey Graham, Author, Funded and Free


What will you create?

Did reading The Artist’s Manifesto inspire you to create something? If it did, please share the link to what you created below. You can also tweet about it using the hashtag, #artistsmanifesto

I would love to hear about what you created.


Go ahead, grab a free copy

I promise I will never give away your email address, not even to my cat, Pooh Hodges, who writes at The Cat Who Writes. He dictates and I type. I will never spam you, and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Really, it is that easy. Once you confirm your subscription I will send you the PDF right to your inbox. No charge, not even one penny. (Penny is our new puppies name.)

Do you think you can’t draw? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to encourage you.

About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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Get the FREE illustrated, sort of a comic book, “You Are An Artist.” Believe in yourself and your ability to draw. xo Pamela

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  • La McCoy

    Thank you

  • Sharon Greene

    How do I get your book when I am already subscribed to your list?

    Sharon Greene

    • Good Morning Sharon,
      I send it to you yesterday morning around one in a newsletter to subscribers. I will send it again to your email address.
      Thank you for asking.

  • Michele Carla

    Pamela, just like Maria, I also didn’t receive ebook. The second email had something, I clicked it, It said no preview, had to download, but then it asked to choose app for download, nothing workable. 🙁

    • Sorry Michele,
      I will send it directly to your email, and try and find an easier way to share the file.Thank you for letting me know.

  • For some reason, the book didn’t download for me.

    • Maria,
      I just checked it out and it downloaded for me. It will be a clickable link in your thank-you email. After you click, “Yes, subscribe me to this list,” it will send you another e-mail with the book.
      Please let me know if you received the book.

      • I didn’t Pamela

        • Oh dear. I will send it directly to you right now.

          • Received via email. Must be something with my computer. Thanks Pamela. Looking forward to reading your manifest.

            Great blog by the way,


  • Your manifesto is wonderful. I truly enjoyed it and would gladly tell others about it. I can hardly wait to share it with Jessica. Because no matter who you are, and what you do, there are always negative voices around. Voices that try to get you to stop, voices that tell you that someone is doing it better. We need to drown out those voices.

    Excellent work. I’m so glad you decided to believe you are an artist. And I’m even glad for the struggle because without it so many others would not know their way out of the fog.

    • Good Morning Anne,

      Thank you for your encouragement.

      Yes, lets drown out those voices.
      And Anne, you are an artist. You can draw. I may have to mail you a pencil.