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The Art Of Self Expression
Express oneself with no shame or stigma
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…
How To Live Forever
Achieveing Immortality Through Words
Creativity in the Time of Influenza
With (abject) apologies to Gabriel García Márquez
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4 Surprising Reasons Writers Fail
People always tell you writers fail because they lack confidence.
Gabrielle van Welie
Writing One Thousand Words a Day
Write one thousand words
30 little ways to motivate yourself to write, RIGHT NOW
Let’s be real.
Go Independent Or Go Home
How leaving big publishing for a small press made me a better writer and happier person
First Two Weeks as a Published Author; The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, & The Learnings
It has officially been a full two weeks since my first book, The Influence of Man, was published and became available for immediate…
Here (with 2 Years of Exhausting Photographic Detail) Is How To Write A Book
Before I was a writer, I was simply a reader. Like many readers, I was somewhat in awe of the process. I had no idea how the books I read…
The Future of Data-Driven Creativity
In an era where data is heralded to be the new oil, it would be rather surprising if the application of data science would stop short of…
The Psychology of Quitting
Principles to help you be a better quitter.
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The Nine Essentials of Story Design Every Storyteller Must Master
After 30 years of writing, I thought I was pretty good. Still, I took a class (from CoreyMandell.net) because I thought it would accelerate…
Stop Telling Bloggers They Aren’t Writers
Phases of overcoming the fear of criticism and judgement.
And the most important lesson I learned in doing so.
How a Daily Walk Can Boost Your Creativity
Here’s why so many famous writers love going on long walks
Spotlight Q&A: Gina Yu
First up in the Spotlight Q&A series is a Creative Director from Atlanta. Aside from her role working for the creative agency Cuz, Gina Yu…
I Believe That You Are Fascinating
It is hard to make the case that most people are fascinating without demonstrating the point with their stories. But because my certainty…
An Overnight Success
Well… That’s a Lie
Degrees of separation
between creative people and their audiences
Chop wood and carry water.
It’s a large part of your creativity
Charles Bukowski: How to Stand out in a Noisy World
“We are here to laugh..”
Aiming for perfection in writing
and falling well short
How I Wrote 200 Unique Blog Posts In 200 Days — A Formula For Infinite Creativity
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t…
How constraints transform the process of creative thinking