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Some days it's just too hard to do anything, especially in 2020.
Last week I hit a wall, and thus I skipped everything-including my blog which is a day late this week too. This is a big no-no in the business world but I'm only one person.
I felt guilty about it all last week, all weekend, and yesterday when I literally crashed out for 8 hours in the middle of the day.
You see, in life "shit happens" and I am one of those, like the great Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy who always says "I'm fine" even when I'm not. I won't bore you with the details but just apologize for being absent for these few days. I'm sorry, do you forgive me?
NOW, let's talk about the importance for creatives to take a day off!
It's important for creatives to take a day off. See, our brains work harder than normal people who don't create stories, art, etc., because no matter what we are doing there is that something in the back of our minds that is building. This...
Happy Monday to all the writers out there who have come by my new blog.
I'm so grateful that you are here.
Today I am talking about GENRE CLARITY and why it's so massively important if you want to be successful as a writer.
This isn't the same as voice, or even who you are as a writer and I'm not saying that you have to stay in one genre, but you do need clarity-especially when you are starting out.
First I want to invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel because this week I will have a new short video on this topic and every week I will have new videos to help all storytellers reach their dreams.
So, what is genre exactly? The dictionary says this: a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
This is true but in books, movies, and television it can mean so much more.
I once went to a conference and heard an amazing...
Hello, dear writers, dreamers, artists-storytellers!
I'm just popping in with a quick blog post today to say hello and talk briefly about the importance of happiness!
It's so easy to get caught up in our lives and forget all about the simple things that make us smile.
How many of you have woken up and then immediately remembered something that upsets you? Like, right when you step out of bed? All of you right?
It's human nature. Is this your mantra? "Ugh, I have to go to work today." "Yuck, I hate kale and I know lunch will have kale" (or "I hate the place we are going to lunch today"), "I'm overweight." "I don't have time for anything." "Everyone drives like an idiot" etc., etc.,----this is normal but YOU can change your mindset.
Because when we start the day on a negative note everything goes bad that can and will happen. You won't be as productive, you won't write your best work-or even decent work, your day job will suffer, you may argue with...
Hello friends, as many of you know I have been blogging for a super long time, but I wanted to connect my blog with my course website to bring you lots of great articles and videos just for swinging by.
Since this one is my first on this site, it's short because I want to make sure that it's working.
If there is anything specific you want me to cover about writing, storytelling (in any medium), illustration, blogging, social media, query letters, etc..you get the idea, if you want me to blog about it, let me know! :)