Honestly, sometimes the most crippling aspect of the job search or changing a career field is the resume. Here are eight small tips that I’ve learned in my journey that can hopefully benefit you, and relieve a little stress. Continue reading
It’s one thing to write efficiently, it’s entirely different to write effectively, but neither of those would be possible (for creative work) without writing emotionally.
These fifteen prompts will help you to dive into your feelings, challenge you to think deeply about some of the more personal topics in your life, and bridge the gap between your experiences and the characters on the page.
Prepare to be pushed into a more vulnerable realm of thinking and creating. 🙌💡 Continue reading
The best way to expand your mind creatively is to find prompts that allow you to think outside the box, thus helping you make poems/articles/pieces/art that differs from your typical work. Not only does this give you flexibility in what you can market, sell, freelance, etc., but offers you the opportunity to be challenged—a positive exercise regardless of what you do with the final product.
Here are 9 writing prompts to help you think and produce outside the norm. Continue reading
I get it. You’re busy. You have work, obligations, family, friends, and not enough hours in the day. Trust me when I say I completely understand. There’s just not enough time.
But if you want to build yourself as a creator, writer, artist, musician, etc. you have to make time for what matters—pursuing and working on your craft. And that starts by carving intentional space for this in your daily life. Continue reading
What is writer’s block? Well, according to the world it’s when you absolutely hit a wall with your writing. Nothing comes out, nothing makes sense, just nothing. But honestly (and as crazy as this sounds) I don’t believe in writer’s block. I think that we build this idea in our heads that we a) aren’t good enough, or b) can’t create, so then we trick our minds into thinking in that direction.
If you’re telling yourself you can’t do something—well how can you?
Our ability to achieve, complete, or master something is largely based on our mindset. And when we tell ourselves we can’t write, well, we’re probably not going to be able to.
Writer’s block, to me, has always seemed like an excuse when we’re afraid to face our fears, or when we’ve had a bad few pieces and feel discouraged, or when we just aren’t creating what we want. (Obviously if there are reasons related to trauma then this doesn’t apply—I’m just talking about the day-to-day creative person here.)
But the truth is, writer’s block is defeated when we face it head on.
It’s defeated when, instead of giving ourselves reasons why writing is impossible, we just put our pens to the paper, our fingers to the keyboard and let whatever comes, come. Continue reading