If you’re not disciplined enough, try this approach to writing and creating more easily.
Happy Monday, Creative Dynamos! Let’s start the week off right, shall we? With a bit of support for our creative challenges, because we’re in this together! Share in a comment below ONE thing you will do this week in your creative realm. Something that you need a nudge for. Something a bit daunting. Whether you’re […]
Monday! Fresh start to a new week. (Rubbing hands together in glee but also, well, it’s cold here in Colorado.) Tell me, what will you write this week? Perhaps it’s a blog post or an essay. Or maybe that proposal or…the text for your new web site. Choose the ONE thing that is a bit of […]
I’m sure you’ve got your word of the year. Goody. It’s nice to have a guiding principle. Now, what are you going to make happen in 2015? I’ve seen that we glean the most satisfaction and actualization when we specify a creative edge for the year. When we dedicate ourselves to a very specific phase of the creative process […]
When someone discovers that I help people write books, she usually asks me how to get on track and stay focused until the book is finished. Before I can respond, I have to ask them some questions. I never want to make assumptions about the author’s motivations. If you’re considering writing a book, take some […]
An Interview with Eric Maisel Eric Maisel is the author of Making Your Creative Mark and twenty other creativity titles including Mastering Creative Anxiety, Brainstorm, and Creativity for Life. Eric coaches individuals and trains creativity coaches through workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally. Visit him online at http://www.ericmaisel.com. I’d like to know more about what […]
What is it about a new enthusiasm that makes us want to run out and spend money?
With my new focus on art making, the possibilities to buy are endless. New books. The incredibly seductive lure of the art supply store. Surely I need to get a new journal every week, right?
This is a long time coming, this shift away from ‘authority blogging’ and toward a more, well, fun way to blog. In this video, I share what’s coming on the Original Impulse blog this year regarding creativity, art making and living my original impulse…out in the open.
If you don’t have time or don’t care to watch the video (but it’s 3:33 long, a magical number), simply scroll down to see the art below…that will show you in a snap what’s up.
Did your writing measure up this year?
That feels a little harsh, doesn’t it? But I bet your inner critic is asking the same thing – poking you to see if you and your writing measured up this year.
How do you make an honest assessment of your progress that’s not fueled by the gremlin’s sharp stick poking you? If you’re like my clients, it’s easy to forget all the boons and progress you made.
Feedback is vital to the creative process. But inept critique from the wrong sources can squash your confidence or worse – dissuade you from continuing with your book.
Here I illustrate four groups you might consider asking for help writing your novel or non-fiction book.