Tag Archives | Creativity

You deserve a vacation

Vacations are important. They help a person unplug, de-stress, and rekindle their love for their profession. And lets face it, even a person who loves their job can’t love it 100% of the time. For some reason, I’ve been really terrible at grasping this concept when it comes to writing. When my “day job” still labeled me a web designer, writing was my escape. It was my treat to myself at the end of the […]

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Guest Post: Creativity Compost (plus giveaway!)

Where do you get your ideas? If you’re a writer, you probably just cringed. At least for me, it’s the single most common question I get asked, sitting right above “What, like a real writer, with books?” and “Wow, do you have a castle like J.K. Rowling?” Still, despite having answered this question a hundred times over, I always still groan on the inside when I hear it. Because it’s not a simple question to […]

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Staying Inspired

There’s this thing in writing. You know it. That burst of inspiration. That dizzy can’t-eat-can’t-sleep love for a new story idea. That feverish hunching over your keyboard to get all the thoughts down as swiftly as possible, before they go the way of so many 1AM ideas. You probably know that feeling. And then the feeling that comes when you’re a few chapters in and struggling to find the courage to sit down at the […]

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The Mysterious Getting of Ideas

One of the most common questions writers get is about their ideas: where they get them, what they are doing when they get them, and why they get them. As far as I can tell, the getting of ideas is a very mysterious process. Everyone wants to know about it. Well, my friends, I’m here to give you some answers. I’ve asked the question so you don’t have to. Where do the Pub Crawl girls […]

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