Posts Tagged: creative life

Life as a creative takes it’s toll. If you create anything – you’re a creative. Nobody can take that away from you, except you. We all undergo feelings of imposer syndrome, self-doubt and those annoying times we listen to the wrong types of critics. Some days, the creative juices just aren’t flowing. We can hit… Read Article →

Writing creatively can be a challenge but there are ways to really hone your skills. I took some creative writing classes in college and those classes actually prompted my risky decision to be a full-time writer. I have tried just about every creative writing exercise out there. Some are great while others haven’t really done… Read Article →

Being a writer of any kind can be tough. There’s a lot that goes into it – far more than non-writers realize. Getting the writing down on paper is only half the battle for most of us. Then, there’s the concern of deadlines. It can be tough to set your own deadlines. Here are my… Read Article →

As writers, we know that finding a story is one of the most important parts of writing creatively. But, where can you find story ideas? Well, sometimes you can’t simply find them. Sometimes they find you and sometimes you have to dig deep into your imagination and rip the stories out. Here are the best… Read Article →

If you’re a writer, you already know the importance of character development. Even when reading certain stories, some characters just fall flat or do things that make the character unrealistic or sometimes downright boring. There is so much that goes into writing a compelling, entertaining story and character development is right up there at the… Read Article →

Let’s say you have a great idea for a story but you’re sort of stumped on how to start it. Often times, the opening line or first paragraph of a story can make or break a reader’s interest. It can be fun to experiment with different ways to start the same story and figure out… Read Article →

Anytime you are producing anything creatively, you can almost always expect some negative reviews. Being a writer, in particular, you can also expect a lot of rejection. It’s just the way it is. There are a whole lot of us and since writing of any nature is extremely subjective, you have to learn to roll… Read Article →

Readers love a good plot twist, (the more shocking – the better). As writers we not only want to entertain our readers, sometimes we do want to shock them – to throw in a plot twist that they won’t see coming. Many best-selling books have pretty epic plot twists, (Gone Girl, All the Missing Girls… Read Article →

Writing can be difficult at times. Depending on what you’re writing, you can hit a wall, or the ever-so-dreaded “Writer’s Block.” I always see these posts and read the so-called “rules of writing.” There are┬ásome┬árules like the proper use of grammar, nouns and so on. But, stylistically, it’s important to be yourself. Here are my… Read Article →

If you work in a creative profession or have creative hobbies, you know how important it is stay inspired – and to remain creative. We all have those “blah” days where we unable to think of new ideas or simply don’t feel like working on an older one . For writer’s – the dreaded “block”… Read Article →

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