“How does the robot get out of the pit?” This is something I asked myself recently as I wrote a scene for my sci-fi novel. If you're wondering what this has to do with creativity, bear with me! I found myself stuck on a problem—my protagonist’s big problem: how to get a robot out of an empty [...]
Are you clueless when it comes to choosing the 7 Amazon keywords for your books? Maybe you've heard you should stuff lots of terms into the fields? Do these keywords even matter? Yes. It's easier than you think to optimize your Amazon keywords. Recently I attended the Career Author Summit (May 2020). This event was originally [...]
Now is a brilliant time to declutter, starting with the place where you spend time creating. And if you’re not creating lately, a way to reboot yourself is to freshen up your space.
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, [...]