People who make art have more emotional resilience. It wasn't just admiring and appreciating art – it was the act of creating art. So sketch, journal, paint— even for only a few minutes a day. Practice until it becomes a daily habit. It will help you in the coming weeks and months.
Ever have one of those days when procrastination has you clutched in its grip, toying with your soul like a cat who caught a chipmunk? Procrastination is also Resistance with a capital R. In his book, The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield says, “Resistance by definition is self-sabotage.” He also says, “The most pernicious aspect of [...]
Some days it can be so hard to write. We all feel this way from time to time. We get that dreaded feeling of staring at a blank screen and not feeling like we have any good ideas. At times, we feel tapped out or creatively empty. On days like these, it’s hard to push through [...]
When something isn’t going the way we expected, we often get frustrated, blame others, and give up (or really, really want to quit). Instead, you can seek to understand what went wrong. Listening with open ears and asking for help/advice can let you change tactics fast. And recover. Even when a deadline is racing your way, [...]
Have you ever struggled to press the “send” button on your art? Whether it's a book, painting, sculpture, or blog post, many of us struggle to release our work into the world. Even sending an email asking someone for help is hard (there's one sitting in my draft folder right now that I've stared at 18 [...]
Does your life feel stuck on repeat? Do you wake each morning to live out what seems like the same day? Maybe you seem stuck like Bill Murray's character in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like something in your life is missing. You’re not alone. Creativity is the missing ingredient for many of [...]
95% of authors don't know what to expect during a book launch—especially a new author. This 1 simple question--asked while you're still writing your book--can save you time and wasted effort. Discover how to nail your book launch.