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?
I've always considered myself a morning person, willing to spend those early morning hours on creative work or preparing for my day. In fact, I even enjoy it. However, lately I've discovered a new morning routine, and it's been improving my productivity in a way I didn't expect. And it's … Continue reading How Mel Robbins’ morning routine helps me work
I've been blogging since 1997. But I promise you, you've never heard of me. After listening to Joanna Penn's podcast about 10 years of her online business recently, I've been feeling nostalgic over my own early internet days. In particular, the 1990s internet, which seemed so quiet and so small. … Continue reading Thoughts on 20+ years of blogging
Recently, I came across a pseudo-interview from 2014, where I answered questions about my fiction writing and my creative process. You can read it on my writing blog, here. Finding it again made me think about the ways my creative process has changed since then - and how it's still the same.
A couple of months ago, I booked myself into an Airbnb for a weekend dedicated to writing. I'd done this once before, in 2008, and was excited to try again. I'd learned some valuable lessons from my last DIY writing retreat, and was confident that this one would be successful. … Continue reading How I created a DIY writing retreat
Ten years ago I wrote my first paid web article, and it's still live! I read it, and here's how it holds up after a decade of freelancing and writing online.
As a writer, I'm well-accustomed to creative blocks. I know what it's like to sit at my desk, staring at the blinking cursor for what seems like hours. If you sometimes struggle to find creative motivation, I thought I would share the top three tips that help me get unstuck. … Continue reading Three ways to find creative motivation
Last year, I read Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. I'd been hearing how wonderful and inspiring it was for creative driven people. I'd even heard that it was life-changing. But it took me a long time to get around to it. Honestly, when I hear something is life-changing, I tend … Continue reading Creative Inspiration: Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert