If you’re a gifted creative, an emerging creative or a professional creative–my sense of the three stages of the creative journey–your most important appointment might surprise you. It’s the appointment you make with yourself, whether it’s for creative work, marketing or the self-care that allows you to be at your best the rest of the […]
Professional writers, artists and creative business owners have the mind-boggling task of going down three paths at the same time–with a common destination in mind (sometimes) and (sometimes) three totally different destinations. Whew! No wonder we have to take good care of ourselves! The first path is creativity for pleasure. We discover a creative pursuit […]
Pick a color. It’ll reflect some writer’s mood, story, character insight. Or…shamelessly…read my blog at Savvy Authors and pick the colors that highlight your story’s themes, show your character’s issues, touch your reading in subtle and subconsious ways. To visit the blog “What Color Is Your Story?”, click here.
I just learned about this site and rushed right over to share it with all of you. The Writer’s Guide to Government Information is a FREE treasure trove of links to government sites that will give you free (and copyright-free) information to help you research your writing projects.
Everyone needs a gatekeeper. (And no one wants one, of course. ) Gatekeepers look like villains in any good hero’s journey stories, but what they teach the hero makes the final triumph possible. Even Luke didn’t love Yoda on first sight. And yet–it’s the gatekeepers in our lives we remember and cherish. […]
Eric Maisel is a wise and generous mentor, the founder of creativity coaching, a man who has helped thousands of writers, artists and performers find their individual creative processes. In his new book, Making Your Creative Mark, Eric shares nine key ideas that would make every creative person’s journey more fulfilling–and fun. I have […]