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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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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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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Here's the Secret to Staying Creatively Inspired

When I first started writing about how to get inspired, I realized the truth: I don’t believe getting inspired is the answer. Instead, we need to be inspired. All the time. Don’t roll your eyes! I know it’s a lofty goal. But you’re a writer: you’re built to do this.

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