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Yippee! It’s Thursday again. Time for another Thursday Thirteen. And it just happens to be the 13th of the month. Woo-ooo. Here’s advice on getting over yourself and getting to the page. Want to write but feel the weight of writer’s block? Use any or all of these ways to get your fingers in gear […]
Self-censorship hurts; here are some strategies to still the inner critic.
The Starving Artist myth proliferates because it is often accompanied by that other myth: creative people aren’t good at business. With these ideas circulating, it’s easy to see how artists struggle to succeed professionally. But I don’t buy these myths. In fact, I believe that artists and creative people make the best business people. Here’s […]
When you’ve hauled yourself over the line of your deadline, when you’ve gotten the news that your story has been accepted, when a gallery finally sees your brilliance and puts your work on the walls, it is time to celebrate.Here is a list of creative, inexpensive and fun ways to celebrate your successes. (The full […]
Rejection hurts – there’s no doubt abut it. But there are ways to deal with it so you don’t feel like a victim. Shifting your perspective about rejection can be a huge help. Actually doing something about rejection can make it even easier to bear the pain of having your writing rejected. Here are a […]