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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My Top Five Youtube Channels for Background Music While Working

My Top Five Youtube Channels for Writing

Quick tip today, party possums!

Do you write or create to music? Not only is it a great way to help you focus, it can also be key to programming your brain to set an actual creative habit. (Because you begin to associate the specific music with...

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Harnessing Comparison to Empower You:

Don't let the haters (in your own head) get ya down!

Have you ever noticed that shift when you’re scrolling through Instagram? One minute, you're feeling inspired and eager to create something awesome, and then the next, you’re...

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How to Stay Open to Creative Intuition (But Still Get Stuff Done!)

Question: Do you ever find yourself wanting to get work done, but also want to stay open to those tiny, creative nudges that come along? Do you find yourself struggling to balance deadlines or projects with "free" time to follow your nose and engage with some creative play? We all...

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Kids Comic Quest: Three Tools Every Comic Artist Needs

It's time for some comics fun! 

To celebrate the release of BUNBUN & BONBON on September 1st, I'm creating some videos for young comic artists!

In this quick tutorial, you'll learn three tools that every comic artist needs. You'll also learn I don't love fancy notebooks, and how to take...

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A Five Minute Trick to Help You Feel Happier, Instantly

Let's face it: we're all feeling rundown these days. If you're reading this in 2020, we're smack dab in the middle of a pandemic. And if you happen to be reading this a little later, I bet you there are still creative hiccups and challenges taking place. Burnout, feeling rundown, and...

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