It starts with an idea. A spark. Inspiration. Like attending a creative arts conference or a lego art exhibit. That was my summer. Then it's about building in the routine.
"We are all detectives with every good story." That's what my friend Amber said when reading I Know You Like a Murder. It's true. Books invite the reader to figure out what's happening between the lines. And a good story keeps the reader guessing. In "I Know You Like a Murder", you as the reader are the… Continue reading Life is a mystery. You’re the detective.
At first: Don't make it perfect. Make it wild. Make it experimental. Make it fun. Make it imaginative. Make it risky. Make it yours. Perfect can come later. For now, just make it. ~~~ Hey yo, I post creative & dreamerly tips like this on my Patreon. If ya need a burst of inspiration,… Continue reading Tip for Creating: Don’t make it perfect
My Patreon is for two types of people. 1. Do you believe in my dream? If you've been following me awhile, maybe you've bought in wholeheartedly to what I'm doing. Maybe when you say you believe in me, you actually believe in me. If that's you: Do you believe in my dream, like that my… Continue reading Creative coaching for just $2/month
My writerly dreams battle against lovable nuisances like a day job (Cha-ching$$$$), family & friends, self-care, and of course household chores. And I have found three strategies that keep me writing even amidst ALL THE THINGS that will squeeze their way into my calendar. I am beyond THRILLED to be featured on Ksenia Anske's blog.… Continue reading 3 practical strategies that keep me hustling
Many artists, entrepreneurs, and dreamers hear that there's no market for their dream. It's dire, folks, but here's some hope for ya. Psst! I heard that some odd sort of people prefer watching videos over reading articles. Super weird. But weird people are my type of people, so I made a video preview of this… Continue reading Sorry, but there’s no market for your idea…
Plan A was to write this blogpost about Plan B. Then my boyfriend said, "Not like going to the pharmacy for Plan B?" and then Plan B was to preface this blogpost with this paragraph. No, it has nothing to do with pharmacy plan B! Okay, now that we've got that cleared up..... Plan A was… Continue reading The blehhhhhhh of plan B
Hasn't everyone always wanted a musical where the female alto is the lead and the female soprano is the villain? Wish granted! With pirates, no less. What more could you want? This post continues my summary of the story of two queens, analyzing how it depicts us dreamer souls *Psst! Read part 1 here* Sidebar: See,… Continue reading Our pirate queen woes
Under-appreciated. Emotional. Irish. I'd like to think I'm two of those things, but the Pirate Queen musical gets all three 😉 So while recommending this soundtrack that I just can't be rid of, I thought I'd share how we all are basicly pirate queens. Us creative souls, us dreamers, we can relate to the ups… Continue reading We’re all pirate queens
When people talk about "leavin' the 9-to-5 to pursue your dream", it's usually in context to a horrible mundane place, where Mondays are dreaded and dreams are scoffed. But I bet I'm not the only person to say, "that's not MY 9-to-5. I don't HATE my job!" Executive Assistant isn't my dream, but the company,… Continue reading The Place Between the Dream & the Comfortable