The Problem With Perfectionism: “Forget the Rules, Just Write.”

The Problem With Perfectionism: “Forget the Rules, Just Write.”

Are You Making Progress? I do believe that outlining your novel is important because it delineates the way in which you see your story progressing, it encompasses the important attributes of your characters, and it gives you a reason to continue. Though, you have your plot all planned out, a visual of what your characters look like [...]

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

"I've learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me - for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it [...]

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

Progress Makes Perfect: When You’ve Found Your Spark

"As she writes." Adding this phrase beneath my name, as I certainly thought of it on a whim, has really changed the way I see my potential. I am finally making use of all of the inspiration around me, and channeling that inspiration into pieces I am undoubtedly proud of writing. I have not felt [...]

Summer Writing Goals: What I’m Bringing to the Blog + a Minimalist Makeover

"Lately, something hasn't been sitting right with the content I've been creating. I haven't been excited to get up in the morning and do the one thing I love to do - write. Something needed to change, whether that was my stress level or the environment in which I had been, I can certainly see a [...]

Your Hard Work Will Pay Off: Staying Productive and Accepting Change

"Change is something we all experience on an everyday basis, and lately I've been experiencing it on a much larger scale than usual. There are a lot of new responsibilities in my life now, and a lot that I still have to get used to. However, I can certainly say that I'm happier than ever. For [...]

Prioritizing Tasks + Taking the Next Step in Your Creative Process

"What is it that's holding you back? Is it the fear of not being able to succeed? Or is it simply the fear of not being able to love the creative work you do as much as you used to? Taking initiative is the most important constant in what allows me to remain productive even when it seems as [...]

Don’t Let the Stress Get the Better of You: “Working Through Your Stress and Maintaining Progression.”

"There is a healthy way to do just enough, even when you absolutely do not feel like doing anything. Or, when you're convinced that you can get it done later. Lately, I've managed to stay consistent. I leave my weekends as free as possible, picking up the slack throughout the week to make sure I am putting [...]

Maintaining a Productive Lifestyle and Finding Your Way Out of a Creative Rut

"I'm no stranger to falling quite deep into a creative rut for the mere fear of beginning again. I know what it's like to feel like you've lost your spark, that you'll never be able to write the way you used to, but if there's one thing you should know, it's that - there's a reason [...]