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The Profound Power of Consistency
If there’s one piece of advice that I could offer any aspiring creative, it’s this. Develop a habit of consistently doing something. It…
How to Journal by Drawing in Your Sketchbook
Drawing a weekly review in your sketchbook encourages mindfulness, gratitude, and inspiration. Here’s how you can start!
Kill Your Plan A
So many people these days tell you to pursue your dreams. Fuck that. I’m telling you to kill them. Strangle them, and make sure to use a…
The One Problem Every Writer Faces and How to Get Over It.
Starting off, I know what you’re thinking: It won’t happen to you. I’m sorry to say it, but chances are it will. This problem doesn’t…
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3.5 Methods to Craft Great Fiction
“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.”
I’ve been a self-employed independent creator for 10 years. I don’t recommend it.
Today marks my 10th year as a self-employed independent creator. I don’t recommend it.
The most compelling story you can tell
Why your origin story matters so much
The Truth about How Creativity Really Works
“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is…
What should a creative person learn from Harry Potter?
If J. K. Rowling got rejected, so will you.
I Started To Hate Blogging
…And why you may be too
Alexander Lee Clarke
And Suddenly I Had to Write
The Power of Our Stories in Shaping Our Destiny
Being a Perfectionist Is Killing Your Creativity
And So is Your People Pleasing — Write for Yourself
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The I In Writing
As the cliche goes, I remember the night like it was yesterday. It was the mid-2000s. I was standing outside the Johannesburg City Hall…
In a World Where Women Read More Than Men, It Pays to Write From Their Perspective
Gone Girl. The Girl on the Train. The Girls. Where the shelves of Barnes & Noble once groaned with book-club-ready titles like The Time…
Social-Triction (So-tri) — A New Genre of Storytelling
Social: As in social media, and in the adjective sense of relating to or designed for activities in which people meet each other for…
When a Canvas Stares at you Blankly
8 ways to get moving when you feel stuck.
A Different Kind of Game
An exclusive in-depth interview with the Settlers of Catan inventor, Klaus Teuber.
Stress Is The Enemy of Creativity
Getting started. Decisions. Stress. Persistence. Taking risks.
Do You Keep Editing or Keep Publishing?
I noticed there are two types of writers — those who edit endlessly who feel that their manuscript is never ready for submission and those…
I know that the number one thing I am harvesting is my own value.
23 Topic Starters That Kick (Serious) Arse
I don’t know who told you that every single blog post in the world needed to be a magnum opus defying all sense of time and space and…
Creativity in the Time of Influenza
With (abject) apologies to Gabriel García Márquez
How To Live Forever
Achieveing Immortality Through Words
I Wrote Every Day, Just Like Everyone Else. Here's What I Didn't Learn
I realise this is the place where wise, productive writers come to share their advice. Make no mistake: I’m not one of them. If you want to…
Why I Write.
True Reason Behind Why I Write Learned Thanks to a Compliment.