May is upon us and for those of us doing Story-A-Day, the exciting terror of challenging ourselves to finish one short story a day has begun. You won't be seeing much of me for the next month for obvious reasons, so for a little dose of inspiration, I leave you with the awesome Elizabeth Gilbert... Continue Reading →
Perspective is something that can be elusive when we need it most. It's easy to get wrapped up in our own problems or even everyday routines and forget to look past our own noses. Here are a few different methods of taking a step back and looking at life from another angle. Sometimes the best... Continue Reading →
Money is one of the most troublesome aspects of being creative. We need it to survive but we can't be slaves to it either. I am currently in the process of transitioning from part-time day job to freelance writing and, oh man, is it scary. The loss of a decent steady paycheck (and tips) is hanging... Continue Reading →
As a creative-type, especially one starting out with not much in the way of wide-spread [or you know, even mildly spread] acclaim, it can be hard to keep up the motivation. The self-esteem flags, the doubts bloom like large ugly flowers, and the questions [Can I do this? Am I really as good as I... Continue Reading →
I'm starting a new series called 'Articles of Inspiration' where I pull together awesome motivating sites I find through recommendation and my own meanderings on the internet. The first post comes out tomorrow. I hope to post one a week so stay tuned! Recommendations are welcome.
As anyone who's considered the NaNoWriMo challenge can attest, the prospect of National Novel Writing Month is daunting. There are the ever-present problems of schedule-wrangling, plot issues, and the effects of a heavy dose of stress right before the holidays. So why do it? Because you can. Because it makes you a stronger person for it. Because... Continue Reading →