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What’s Blocking Your Creative Output?

An illustrated guide to getting your art into the world

Annie Mueller
Oct 24, 2018 · 14 min read
Photo by Christian Fregnan
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All illustrations: Annie Mueller

1. Trash Inputs

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You might need to do the mental and emotional equivalent of a physical fasting to clear out all the gunk that’s built up in your creative conduit.

2. Not Enough Inputs

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We all need places of comfort and rest in our lives, but we need to balance those with times of growth.

3. Misplaced Energy

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Make your offerings no matter how incomplete, imperfect, small, or below your personal standard you think they are.

4. Creative Constipation

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Take the “releasing” option off the table and create something just for yourself.

5. Perfectionism

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Ask yourself what you’re afraid of. What’s the big bad thing that will happen if you finally ship something and it turns out to be awful?

Annie Mueller

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Annie Mueller

Written by

Everything I write is about you. ☠️Sweary☠️ Subscribe if you can’t help yourself: https://tinyurl.com/szssb3

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