Creativity

The entrepreneur's guide to failure

“Fail fast, fail often” is an established mantra in the startup world. When creating a new business, every failed idea — every rejection, every roadblock — puts you one step closer to…


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5 ways to incorporate bliss into your freelance business

As a freelancer, I understand the frustrations you probably go through when things get “stuck.” It could be a client that falls through, a payment that doesn't come or even…


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How to deal when the news is stressing you out

I watch and read the news on a daily basis. It keeps me informed and helps me to stay on top of current events and world affairs. What used to…


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The benefits of taking an unexpected technology break

Can you imagine a day without the tools that you need for your craft? Neither could I until it happened to me earlier this week. The day started off like…


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4 ways minimalism can improve your writing skills

For those unfamiliar with the concept of minimalism, it’s basically thought of as owning less stuff. The rising tide of consumerism that has taken over the past couple of…


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Discover your biorhythm type and use it to work smarter!

A freelance job gives you plenty of opportunities to set flexible work hour, but it also brings an illusion you have a good deal of free time. Find yourself surfing…


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Why working together is the simple solution we need right now

Writing is a solitary act. Even if you are a member of a writing community or a writing group, you probably write by yourself. It is not an easy task…


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The 6 most effective marketing tools for creative professionals in 2017

Have you noticed that there are way too many marketing tools to promote yourself? Maybe you’re even using them and feeling totally overwhelmed. It’s a huge problem. Worse,…


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How to make your BIG ideas happen

Being an entrepreneur or freelancer means you’re different from most people. You know have something valuable to add to the world and you’re prepared to do what it…


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Why the power of creative women can't (and won't) be ignored

We are living in one of the most paradoxical moments in American history. Days from now, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America.…


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How to stop feeling like a fraud

I worked in corporate sales for 12 years peddling data to Fortune 500 companies. My parents never could quite grasp what I did for a living and neither could my…


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How to plan for a glorious finish to 2017 – right from the start

Happy New Year! If you are like most people, you have probably set goals, made resolutions, or created a vision board for the upcoming year. Many of us want 2017…


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How one writer transformed rejection into fuel for the creative fire

For many years, I was a closeted writer. I would write, but my musings were intended exclusively for an audience of one—me. I was not so much concerned about…


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Dirty prose? How to make sure your copy is clean before you hit send

When editors ask for "clean copy," they are not reminding you to wash your hands before using your keyboard. Instead, this industry term refers to a manuscript that requires minimal…


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3 simple ways to self-care during stressful times

Whew! So it... is an extremely interesting time, in America, and some of us have barely gotten through Thanksgiving intact. With so much scary, troubling stuff going on in the…


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4 unconventional strategies to stop procrastinating – for good

Motivating yourself to blog sounds easy in theory but difficult in practice. Why is that? Blogging as a skill isn’t something that is impossible to master; it is the…


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What does it mean to be a creative freelancer in post-election America?

“Art is the chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence.” -Stanley Kunitz


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If you have these 5 traits, you might make an amazing freelancer

I used to think anyone could learn a skill, find businesses which needed that skill to grow their business, and ultimately create a client-service freelance career (or side hustle). After…


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The science behind plagiarism, and tips for catching violators

Ever since writing evolved, plagiarism has existed in one form or another. Religions share origin stories, and it is difficult to determine who was first or who copied who. As…