Can’t We Just All Just Be Professional?!

Artists are stereotypically free spirits.  And free-spiritedness is in total opposition with professionalism.  Free spirits have their own clocks, their own special way of doing things, their own distinct appearance.  Free spirits are what drives the beauty of the creative arena. But too much of a good thing is unbalanced.  I love art as a […]

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The wonder that is the Authortube community

Over the years, YouTube has developed into a massive community where tons of people from all over the globe create content on just about anything, from life hacks such as making a pair of shoes out of glue to applying foundation with a shoe. Ah, the joys of the internet… One particular community I’m familiarising […]

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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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Inspiration is closer than you think

They say you can grab inspiration from anywhere, and bam that might be your next million dollar idea. I think as creatives, we have so many blocks: writer’s block, design block, typical art blocks? Outside of the normal inspiration-inducing tips you can probably find online: Keep a notebook by your side Reading Hit the gym […]

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