Posts in Creativity
Read this if you've ever felt like a fraud

I want to talk about something today that we don’t really like to talk about, or admit. We all feel like frauds. Who am I to be doing this? Why should someone pay me attention/money to do this?  What if they find out that I feel like a mess and discover I’m a massive fraud? […]

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On Creative Resistance & Doing the Work

Sometimes doing the work is really really hard. You might be a writer, you might be a painter, or a blogger, or you might sell handmade things on Etsy. Or you might have a dream of owning your own business, or be in college doing final exams to graduate in a subject you adore. But for some reason, even though you know exactly the steps you need to to do the work, you just can’t do them. Everything around you becomes SO much more appealing. Checking your email suddenly becomes the most urgent thing you need to do - wait, there’s a corner in the living room that needs tidying - oh and the dishes need to go away. And you might as well phone bank and sort out your debit card at the same time - and while you’re on the phone, it would be nice if you called your brother to see how he is.

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Guest Post: Encouraging and inspiring through creative afternoons

When Meg asked me if I could write a guest post about this, I was over the moon – the opportunity to be on her fantastic website and to share the experience I’ve had hosting craft afternoons, wow! But when I’ve tried to write it, it’s been more difficult than I expected. It’s so hard […]

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Guest Post: How Consumption Influences our Creativity

When I started writing for NaNoWriMo last November I dedicated myself to reading a half hour a day. It seemed annoying some days, why not spend that half hour writing instead? I noticed my progress wane on days I’d skipped my “warm-up reading” and felt a nudge that quality consumption was influential in my creativity. […]

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13 things you'll gain from starting that big project

Today I’m sharing with you the big fuck off reminders life gives you when you’re undertaking any big project. Whether you’re writing a book, thinking of starting your own business, planning a wedding, or even thinking that you’d like a big project; there are so many great takeaways. Now, if you’re anything like me, you like […]

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