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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How to Avoid Burnout

Lessons On Chilling Out

I know, you probably didn’t expect to be getting advice from the flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) today, but here we go.

If you’re familiar at all with these creatures, you may know that they’re quite famous for their flashy, brilliant...

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How to Embrace Your Creative Seasons

The Fall of Summer:

Digging Into Your Creative Seasons

Friends! As I’m writing this, the cool air is whipping in through the windows and I’ve got my favorite gray sweater wrapped around my shoulders. I don’t know about you, but where I am, we’ve officially reached the...

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