Sorry, I've just always wanted to jokingly use the "one weird trick" trope. Although maybe in this case it's not entirely a joke - nor is it all that weird. In 2018 I started writing a new novel, which I had so much fun with at the beginning. Yet I've … Continue reading My one weird trick for revitalizing a project
If you're anything like me as a creative entrepreneur, you've wondered how you can define your business and help you find your ideal clients or customers. For me, identifying a set of creative core principles has been the key in finding creative fulfillment while also keeping my business humming along … Continue reading How to find your creative business’ core principles
Sometimes, creativity can be hard to pin down. Some creative people may not feel they can explain it well. Others don't think they're creative at all. Are you curious about how creativity works? I was too, so I did some investigating. Here are five facts about creativity, backed by research. … Continue reading 5 creativity facts – backed by science
A few years ago, I received a gift that has become a surprising staple for me as a writer, and as a creative person in general. In 2016, I was writing The Quiet is Loud, my novel featuring a woman who uses tarot cards as a cover for her prophetic … Continue reading Unusual pathways to creative thinking
COVID-19 quarantine has really done a number on us. Many of us are distracted and frustrated, but also feeling pressure to be productive. I've definitely felt that pressure too, but have found a few gentle ways to keep my creativity going during quarantine. I use the isolation in my work … Continue reading How I’m staying creative during the pandemic
Unending thanks to freelance graphic designer Catherine Toews for my business' fantastic new logo! For years I had been using something I'd kind of slapped together myself without much thought, but Catherine helped me get on the right track. After a few discussions about what I wanted out of my logo … Continue reading New logo designed by Catherine Toews!
With creativity, sometimes you just need a little encouragement. To that end, I've compiled six of my favourite quotes about creativity and the creative mindset. Feel free to share these! I created them, but I don't care about attribution. Just enjoy - and create! One note: I verified these quotes … Continue reading 6 quotes to inspire your creativity
As a freelance writer, I would find it nearly impossible to work without a host of apps and websites that help keep me organized, productive, and creative. If you're a creative entrepreneur, have a look at these sites and apps I use in my own business, and with clients. The … Continue reading Best apps and sites for creative entrepreneurs
No matter what kind of creative business you run, your written communication is an important part of your overall success. And I don't just mean a good strategy - I mean good spelling and grammar, too. Yes, I may be biased, but I believe that if you don’t consider your … Continue reading Does spelling and grammar matter for creatives?
When many people hear the phrase "creative entrepreneur," they might imagine a business owner who has creative ideas for new products, or an innovative marketing campaign. That definition is close, but not quite correct. So, what is a creative entrepreneur? My definition of a creative entrepreneur When I talk about … Continue reading What is a creative entrepreneur?