Let Your Art Out

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing with Hans Zimmer.

As a knee-high-to-grasshopper-kid, I would listen to the score of the Lion King on repeat, while diligently crafting Nala-taking-over-the-pride fanfiction and eating way too many Twizzlers.

As a kid in high school, themes...

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Grief & Creativity

This week, I got a question from a sweet Epic Creative that has stuck with me so much, I almost didn’t write about it here.

Not because I didn’t have thoughts.

But because I didn’t want to get it wrong.

“Hey Jess. I appreciate your uplifting messages. Anything for working...

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The Worst Advice We've All Heard: Writer Edition

Where my overachievers at?! (Because this one’s for you!)

Recently I was scrolling through some old Twitter threads, marveling at how quickly time has flown by. Did you know I was a member of the Kidlit Debut Group The Fourteeners? 2014!! 

In a tweet-conversation about writing and...

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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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