creativity

Keep A 'Single-Sentence Journal' If You Don't Have Time To Write

Journalling boosts creativity and helps you reflect, but it can be time-consuming to write a page or two every single day. If you don’t feel like you have time to journal regularly, start a “single-sentence journal”.


Don't Be Afraid To Get Weird To Improve Your Creativity

Getting a job in a creative field can feel stifling. You have your own unique style, but employers have their own ideas. However, you need your personal weirdness to keep those creative juices flowing.


Six Things I Learnt While Writing My First Book

Writing a book will almost kill you. By the end, you’ll be exhausted, brain dead and filled with a bubbling sense of anxiety. I recently finished up my first book, and here are a few takeaways from the ordeal that can be applied to pretty much any large-scale project.


Demystifying The Muse: Five Creativity Myths You Should Stop Believing

With creativity becoming a commodity that so many people trade on, it’s more important than ever to have ideas constantly flowing. But are these creative careers only available to the gifted few? Not at all. Most ideas about creativity being an elusive muse just aren’t accurate.


Keep One Unpublishable, Private Journal To Improve Your Writing

Writing is a deeply personal habit. There are plenty of ways to beat writer’s block, but if you want to get the words flowing and improve the quality of your writing, keep at least one journal you never intend for the world to see.


'You Have To Be Bored'

We’ve heard time and time again that boredom is a necessity for creativity. Musician Dan Deacon really drives that point home with the above quote from an interview with NPR.


Develop Your Personal Projects To Identify Your Unique Value

To get a great job, you need to find a way to stand out. Standing out at your current job, however, can be tough since you’re told what you need to do. For that reason, your personal projects are where you need to focus.


Dig Yourself Out Of A Rut By Creating Something

If you’re feeling discouraged, getting started on something new can help. If you’re not sure what to do, just start creating something, anything.


What Creative Professionals Do That Separates Them From Amateurs

All too often, the creative work we most value, the stuff that brings the greatest meaning and satisfaction to our lives, gets shoved aside for other priorities. No matter the creative work you’re doing — writing, designing, composing, coding, or just brainstorming ideas — if you want to make real progress, it’s essential you treat your work not as a hobby or side note, but as a job.


The Most Important Skills You Need To Start A Writing Career

So you want to get paid for your writing, but you’ve never been published. You have no formal experience, and no one’s ever hired you for a writing-related job. The professional legwork that comes with getting paid to write can be intimidating. Honing a few important skills can help you get started.