How to Stay Open to Creative Intuition (But Still Get Stuff Done!)

Question: Do you ever find yourself wanting to get work done, but also want to stay open to those tiny, creative nudges that come along? Do you find yourself struggling to balance deadlines or projects with "free" time to follow your nose and engage with some creative play? We all...

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A Five Minute Trick to Help You Feel Happier, Instantly

Let's face it: we're all feeling rundown these days. If you're reading this in 2020, we're smack dab in the middle of a pandemic. And if you happen to be reading this a little later, I bet you there are still creative hiccups and challenges taking place. Burnout, feeling rundown, and...

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Capturing the Tide: Three Tips from Writing Real Women

This post first appeared on Kate Messner's Teachers Write. Be sure to sign up for weekly posts throughout the summer!

Feeling daunted at the thought of distilling someone’s entire life into a picture book biography in a way that feels responsible, meaningful, and entertaining? Jess Keating...

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Here's How to Overcome Your Imposter Syndrome

You know the feeling. You walk into a party, or onto a stage, or get an invite to do something you're otherwise completely psyched about, only to hear your inner critic pronounce loudly and clearly:

"You're not good enough to handle this!"

Instantly, the sense of excitement is gone and you're...

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Here's the Secret to Staying Creatively Inspired

When I first started writing about how to get inspired, I realized the truth: I don’t believe getting inspired is the answer. Instead, we need to be inspired. All the time. Don’t roll your eyes! I know it’s a lofty goal. But you’re a writer: you’re built to do this.

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