Five Simple Questions to Reflect On Your Year

There are oodles of 2020 reflection posts happening right now, (I recommend this one if you want a deep dive), but in the spirit of lazy personal development, I wanted to share five questions that will not only be succinct to tackle, but are also guaranteed to bring some happy vibes...

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Three Gifts to Give Your Creative Self

I've always looked forward to this time of year. My typical life speed is a bit too fast to be sustainable, so being forced to slow down and embrace the gentle easing into winter actually feels like a treat. I used to get annoyed at how drudgingly slow things seemed to shift in the cold weather...

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Five Classes to Level Up Your Writing

Last week, I shared a snippet of my weekly To-Do list, and many of you noted the “Skillshare” entry that was included. I never used to be a big ‘class taker’ in my spare time, but Skillshare has turned me into a total convert: there are few things I love more than curling...

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Quick Tip: How to Balance Big Dreams with Daily Tasks

All right, party possums – let’s talk habits. Specifically, I want to share with you three habits that I’ve incorporated into my life every day, so I can stay as productive and creative as possible, mixing both big dreams with daily tasks. It can be really easy to get wrapped up...

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A Note from Your Emotional Support Canadian

Note: This blog post is a duplicate of what subscribers received in my weekly letter, the week of November 6th. (Election Week!) Usually, we talk creativity -- but this week called for something a little different.

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How to Develop a Creative Habit

Last month we’ve been tackling writing and NaNoWriMo tips, but I wanted to branch out a little bit to help those who want to develop a creative habit – no matter what it is!

Whether you want to write, paint, sculpt – the list goes on – the list of quick tips can help you....

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How to Write Fast without Burning Out

 

National Novel Writing Month is upon us! Are you ready for a write-a-thon? Whether you’re writing your book in a month for NaNoWriMo, or just want to get more skilled at creating things fast, these ten tips will help you get started.

Break out the calculator. If you’re...

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How to Plot Your Novel (the fun way)

 

Well, my friend. That time is upon is: it’s National Novel Writing Month in just a couple weeks. I’ll be honest. I have mixed feelings about this whole adventure. Do I personally think writers can benefit from a month-long challenge to write their book? Or do I think...

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My Favorite Books on the Craft of Writing

Today is a great day for a LIST!

Many of you are writers, so I've scoured my bookshelves and rounded up the best writing books I've read, to date. This is not an exhaustive list of all the great craft of writing books out there, but it's a great start for anyone looking to grow their skills in...

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How to Create When You're Feeling Small & Powerless

How to Create When You Feel Small & Powerless:

(AKA "Living & Working in 2020)

Disclaimer: This is a piece about how to keep creating when you feel less than stellar, but please don't misinterpret this overall message "no matter what, you have to keep working". That is not the goal! You...

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