• The Subjectivity of Art

    I’ve been really obsessed with music lately, which is not really out of the norm because we all know I need it to write and do just about anything else. I have a recurring hum in my ears because I’m hardly ever without earphones (I know, I know it’s actually really bad, but try and stop me…you might regret it) or there’s never not any music playing in the background. I also have four different devices, which can allow me to play music, five if you include my laptop. And I’ve been thinking about the subjectivity of art and the different mediums. Becuase just as much as I obsess over…

  • First, We Make the Beast Beautiful – Sarah Wilson

    I found out about First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson by one of my dear friends, it also happens to be one of the friends that is currently sitting to the left of me and she opened up to having anxiety, a term that I knew about but never really delved into because I never fully understood exactly what I needed to come to terms with for me to be okay with the word. And to be honest, I didn’t even think that I was going to get the book. Anxiety is scary to me, mostly because I’m a self-diagnosed anxious person, but I think that’s also…

  • The Seven Stages of Creativity

    Creativity is a mystery that we all try to pinpoint. And I really started to unfold this mystery with a quote that I open up my computer to every morning when I power it up and that’s: You can’t use up Creativity. The more you use, the more you have – Maya Angelou I have the last two sentences of this quote set up as a wallpaper on my computer and I have to tell you, it took me hours to find it, so it seemed perfect to start this blog post off with a quote like that because it’s perfect in every way. I wholeheartedly believe that the more…

  • My Permission Slip

    Two years ago Big Magic by Liz Gilbert came out. There was a huge ruckus online about it because every creative entrepreneur was reading it and raving about it. I mean it was everywhere and there’s a good reason as to why. I’m here today to talk about my big fat permission slip. Gilbert didn’t pioneer the rules that creatives should live by but she did speak up and give permission to creatives to have a job and still hustle. She let is know that while she was writing and selling books she didn’t quit until she was sure her income from her books was more than enough to cover…

  • 25 Ways I Procrastinate

    Procrastination is a constant ugly thing I have to deal with every day. And even more so when I sit down to actually write. A second draft is always the hardest for me. It’s why I generally push publish on blog posts after instantly writing them because otherwise I get way too pedantic about them and will nitpick at them until the cows come home. Because even as a writing coach, copywriter and editor, I still have that same that same niggling with my Inner Editor and while I have the tools to help get me through that there are still times where I know that I will do anything…

  • How to Use your Trusty Writing Journal

    Oh, Dreamers, I’ve had some problems. My computer decided it was time to take a bit of a hiatus and wouldn’t go past my login screen, which was upsetting because I had stuff on my computer that wasn’t backed up, but I did have back-ups, the motto here: back up your shit, it saves for headaches later. I’ve also had a dear auntie pass away and been consumed by my Masters work, but that’s okay, most of it has passed and now onto the good days. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the beloved Writing Journal. I harper on about this over and over in a lot of…

  • Featured on Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley’s Blog

    I can’t believe that I completely forgot to even mention this on here, I know I mentioned it on my Facebook but here is the amazing interview I did over on Elizabeth’s website! It was called Savouring Simplicity and she’s just revamped it and moved servers (heck yeah, I can comment on it now!) and moved over to use her own name. This amazing writer is someone I can’t wait to see what happens with her! Check out my interview on her site over here.

  • Are you ready to Rock Your Goals?

    Do you have goals that you’re struggling to meet because you’re tired? Or they don’t really resonate with you? Or maybe you have goals that are sitting there waiting for the “perfect” time to come to fruition? If you said yes to any of those questions that you’re in for a treat. My good friend, Sarah Jensen is a goal rocking blog coach who wants you to get the most out of your goals and to do this she’s made an amazing program called Rock Your Goals. Now I’ve taken part in this amazing goal reaching course and I have to say that, without a doubt, there is something unique about…

  • Creativity: The Monster That Is

    Creativity is always changing. It’s beautiful and dangerous. It’s never tied down and it’s ever flowing, but do we always listen to its call? Many of us don’t like to listen to it. Or even acknowledge that it’s there. I feel that lawyers, doctors and the likes all ignore the call of creativity in favour for something that is rigid and structured, don’t get me wrong I know a lot of lawyers and doctors and the like and they LOVE what they’re doing. It gives them the same rush that I get out of sitting down and doing the work, so who am I to talk? But I really want…