Month: March 2017

5 Ways to Maintain Creative Joy: Wisdom for Creatives #Creative #Writing #Art

  Being a creative person is a gift, one that is inherent to us all. Whether you are a writer or an artist, an educator or a parent imagining a new way to get your kids to eat their broccoli, you are operating in your creative nature. For those us who want to take our creative passion to the next level and turn our hobbies into lucrative business ventures, we run the risk of facing burn out. This burnout isn’t just from creating nonstop on something awesome. This burnout comes from being unprepared for the reality in the shift that we are making. When our passion becomes a businesses there is another level of accountability that we have to step into, a level that is not as ‘fun’ as creating itself but just as necessary if we are to be successful. With that in mind, I want to encourage you on ways to keep the glow of joy in your creating even as you stretch beyond your comfort zone and begin to make your passion …

How Writing is much like Farming: Words to Creatives #Amwriting #writinglife #writingtip #writing

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” ~Thomas A. Edison I was going through some quotes by Mr. Thomas A. Edison when I came across the one and thought of you, my fellow creatives. I thought about how down in our spirits we as aspiring authors and artist can get over our novels and creations when they seem to not be going the way we’d hoped and imagined, and for that reason, I  wanted to encourage you. Let’s face it, as beautiful and exhilarating it is to write a book from start to finish–or to create any form of art–it is still a lot of hard work. We as the creators often see how grand it is in its fledgling form because we see more than our words initially show in the first round of writing. To see this way is great but we have to keep the truth in mind that our readers can’t see everything we see within our first expressions of our ideas. They need a bit more showing and telling to …