To Nurture Your Creativity, Stop Focusing On Output

Focusing solely on creative output leads to burnout. You will run out of ideas as your flow becomes stagnant. Your inner gremlins will gain a foothold, and it will be difficult to push them back. Worse, you will forget who you are and instead run on who you used to be, and then wonder why … Continue reading To Nurture Your Creativity, Stop Focusing On Output

On Secrets, Vulnerability, and Untidy things

Hola lovelies, You know how sometimes you find yourself doing things that seem to be vestiges of a prior set of priorities or a life you had but has now passed – except for this one thing? Maybe it's a friendship you keep up that's damned unlikely and doesn't fit your narrative, or a habit … Continue reading On Secrets, Vulnerability, and Untidy things

When It All Comes Together: Creative Homecomings

Hey there lovely people, Well, it's Sunday blog post time, and I think it's high time I share with you the finished song that I started a couple of weeks ago. I posted about it here, where I talked about my process. The big hang-up with this one was that after I'd gotten all the … Continue reading When It All Comes Together: Creative Homecomings

March

Mitchell Hollander

I love March. She’s so contrary and doesn’t try to please anyone. We’re all standing around clucking and tapping our feet, arms crossed over our guarded hearts, wagging our heads at March: Well? Where are the crocuses? Where are the warming air and buds bursting forth on trees? Act like Spring! And March is, like, … Continue reading March

How to Get Ideas for a Song

Haha, see what I did there? Yeah, ideas to write a song. And ideas that cost a song. In other words, they're free, kids. All you have to do is Keep a running list of random oblique inspiration-generating ideas to get you from where you are to someplace else. In today's post (Welcome back!), I … Continue reading How to Get Ideas for a Song

Why Create? Art + What.

Hello dear reader, Today's blog entry is a video I made for you, sharing my creative process on Days 1 and 2 of my personal 30 Day Creativity Breakthrough, which I'm doing to prepare for Reclaim Your Creative Soul, a program I'm putting together to help gifted but struggling creative people reconnect with their creativity, … Continue reading Why Create? Art + What.

Permission and a Promise

It seems simple enough: Create a safe space for creating. Just don't let anyone see what you've written or drawn, right? Well, actually, it's not quite that. It's a little trickier. It's almost this: Don't let YOU see what you've made. How do you do that? Well, you see, the toughest critic and biggest obstacle … Continue reading Permission and a Promise

Reclaim Your Creative Soul. Here’s How.

Hello Dear Reader, Thanks for reading this far. I know – Low bar, right? What can I say? I'm easily pleased. 😁 I guess I'm feeling just a little bit heady and giddy after the weekend I had with my coaching peeps in San Jose, re-energizing my business, connecting with all the love and support … Continue reading Reclaim Your Creative Soul. Here’s How.

50 Book Idea Joggers for Your Inspirational Masterpiece

Dear you, Today’s post will be a short one. I’m in the midst of a writing and drumming weekend, getting organized for the final stretch of winter, and just wanted to get this out to you for your Sunday vacation from the frenzied pitch of social media and politics. And do take a break, drink … Continue reading 50 Book Idea Joggers for Your Inspirational Masterpiece

Your Book: Get Started by Learning to Break Some Rules

Let’s forget for a moment the inevitable blank page. It’s the blank page that scares you, isn’t it, when you think about finally sitting down to tell something? Well let me scare you a little bit more. What it really takes to get started filling blank page after blank page is wasting paper, using up … Continue reading Your Book: Get Started by Learning to Break Some Rules