Creativity

Do you have Yes-itis?

Do you have Yes-itis? Hmm, I don’t know! Here’s a quick quiz! When asked to do a task that you do not find enjoyable, you: a) say no,…


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5 ways to process failure and emerge undaunted

At the beginning of 2015, I was invited to raise money and awareness for communities I'm passionate about - those who are homeless, folks with mental illness, good people struggling…


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How to tell when it's time to move beyond the editing stage

As anyone who’s ever sat through a 25-minute Best Man speech or read through a first draft of a novel will tell you, edits can be good. They keep…


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Overcoming the fear of failure as a creative with Seth Godin

If you haven't read any blog posts or books from Seth Godin, watching this clip from Godin's interview on 30 Days of Genius over on CreativeLive will have you chomping…


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How do you know if you’re uncomfortably growing – or just unhappy?

No job, no career, no freelance gig is 100% happy all the time. That is, unless your freelance position is Nitrous Oxide Tester – and that’s probably, er, quite dangerous.…


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How to support your freelance writer friends

Much in the way that you would care differently for a human baby than you would, say, an iguana or, like, a fern, the gloves with which you handle the…


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How to (finally) tackle that pet project

Is it an idea for a novel, lurking around in your brain? Is it that language you’ve always wanted to learn? Is the screenplay you fantasize about completing? Most…


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5 reasons to read poetry (even if you hate it)

Does poetry matter? Well, no. Food matters. Shelter matters. Also... water. But would we want to live in a world without poetry? Probably not. Even if you actively loathe poetry…


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"We need to talk" – How to break up with a collaborator

A partner can often be the greatest asset you’ll ever have as a freelancer. He or she may be a great champion of your work, ask all the right…


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April is the cruelest month: 6 ways to spark inspiration in spring

T.S. Eliot was on to something when he declared April the cruelest month. Here in the Northeast, the months of March, April and even May toggle between bursts of…


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5 lessons freelancers can learn from Stephen King

In Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing, he encourages would-be best-selling novelists to adopt a daily writing habit. King himself writes 2,000 words each day. He tells reporters that…


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How one freelancer's quest to quit coffee became a brilliant new business venture

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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Clarify your purpose with a simple exercise

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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3 ways to filter between helpful and unhelpful criticism

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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3 ways to build confidence – even when you're not feeling it

The foundational gig fell through. Then, the secondary gig began to wobble. You’ve been sending out your resume and portfolio – but you seem to be shouting into the void.…


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Give up the ghost (writing)

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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Why you should say "yes" to the opportunities that scare you

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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Plagiarism sucks: How to avoid stealing other people's work

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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How to make your marketing list fall in love with email again

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Elevate your writing, photo and video content with 11 simple tools

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…