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The biggest obstacle in a creative person’s life is how they view their art. Do you see it as a priority, or is it merely a hobby? If you’d like to find ways to add more creativity to your life in 2020, read this.
To get you ready for National Novel Writing Month, here are my favorite books on writing and creativity.
Instead of treating my writing as a priority, I treated it like a hobby, placing it much lower than everything else just because it was something I wanted to do vs. something I had to do.
Recently, a writer friend asked me how I combat writer’s block. Before I share what I told her, let me just tell you that writer’s block doesn’t discriminate. I don’t care if you’re JK frickin Rowling, every author is afflicted with this curse. Case in point, I gave this friend my answer for battling writer’s … Continue reading 3 ways to combat writer’s block
A friend of mine was telling me about a young writer she knows who was having some serious doubts about her writing. Man, do I know how that feels! I think any of us who have discovered the joy of writing have also discovered the weight of it, too. A few years back I wrote … Continue reading How to silence your inner writing critic
The New York Times recently published an article by author Benjamin Spall about the morning routines of successful people, which serves as a tease to his newest book, My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. “Your morning routine helps to ground you, and using it thoughtfully will help to set the tone … Continue reading My morning routine: A peek into the first hour of my day
I'm keeping this image huge so that you don't miss it. I shared this from another page on my Facebook yesterday. It not only hit a nerve for me, it hit the nerve of people who came across it. How many of you can relate to this? Are there commitments you've made that are now … Continue reading Avoid a mental breakdown by adding margins to your life
One of my main goals with taking a temporary break from publishing is to slow down. But what does that mean? Right now, admittedly, my life already seems kind of slowed down, at least by my standards. I’m on the final two weeks of my Family Leave, and haven’t stepped foot in our bustling newsroom … Continue reading What it looks like to slow down
As a book lover, I can’t think of a better way to stick to your goals than by reading inspirational books. Here are the books I’ve found to be extremely life-changing.