Deal with criticism like a boss

Ever had someone tell you that they didn’t like you or what you do and felt great afterward?  No? Me neither. I’m a serial over-thinker, so I look at criticism from every angle and from every angle in alternate universes and often lose sight of what was even being talked about in the first place. […]

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Simple tips to produce your best writing

A problem I have is that I can sometimes find it difficult to concentrate. It happens when I do coursework and it happens even more when I write. I struggle to get into the “zone” and therefore, I don’t always produce my best work. However, over time I’ve discovered some tips that help me write. […]

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Writing is hard, but not impossible

From many observations in the past and present, I have noticed that there can sometimes be a stigma attached to creative work. Whether it be art, graphic design, fashion or creative writing, a lot of people tend to have the assumption that it is easy being someone who creates something for a living, or intends […]

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How reading helps your writing (in a way you wouldn’t expect!)

No matter what sort of writer you are – fiction or non-fiction – you will somehow always stumble upon this piece of advice: in order to become a better writer, you must read a lot. It’s so true! Reading is an excellent way to motivate yourself to write. Personally, when I’m reading a great book […]

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Is there hope for the introverted artist?

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I’ve always been an artist, but it was only within the last few years that I began sharing my artwork publicly.  I like to spend my days in the garden, taking hikes, enjoying a cup of coffee, and painting. I find socializing, especially with new people, exhausting.  Creating is incredibly personal for me; a lot […]

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Tips and tricks for smashing your writing goals

Something that is very common for writers is to set goals for their WIP (work in progress). At the beginning of the year, I wrote three goals in my planner, one of which was to finish the first draft of my book. While this was a good goal to set, I realized soon after that […]

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