Month: August 2017

Is an Unconscious Fear of Money Stunting Your Creative Business?

The hardest part of creative entrepreneurship for me is the entrepreneurship of it all. I know it’s that way for a lot of creatives who are trying to make their art their full time job. I feel like if you love writing, art, film, music, etc., and think of yourself as a writer, artist, director, musician, etc., that making money from it should be something you’re always striving towards. For me, making a living doing what I love would be the definition of happiness. Making Money, Two-Fold In my experience there’s two pieces that stand in our way when we’re […]

5 YA Authors Reveal Their Writing Process + A Discussion on Fear

Scroll down for author processes + a downloadable PDF w/ more of their writing advice ♥ In the fall of 2015 I attended the very first Nerdcon: Stories in Minneapolis, MN. The convention basically catered to two types of attendees: the fan and the creator. It very much wanted the people who came into the convention center as fans to leave as creators, and the creators to become fans of not only their fellow creators but of their own fans. Creator, Fan, Both, Neither? I was at a very weird crossroads in my life where going into the con I wasn’t […]

The Writing Secret You Don’t Even Know You’re Already Doing

A Writing Secret to Destroy Guilt I am so happy to announce my new exclusive pep talk for writers and non-writers alike! The Writing Secret You Don’t Even Know You’re Already Doing is a 11 page PDF dealing with pressure, guilt, and self-hate while working on a writing project. I hope by sharing with you what made me a more confident and relaxed writer, you will *fingers-crossed* gain a little bit more confidence, too! The truth of the matter is, the writing secret that got me published is something you’re already doing. Yes, you! Even if you’ve gone two years without working […]

An Alternative Solution To Depression

Witchcraft > Running, digital speedpaint. Big thanks to my model Alyssa Panda Eyes.   There’s an announcement repeated over the speaker system of my life: HAVE YOU TRIED EXERCISE? RUNNING MAKES PEOPLE HAPPIER and one of these days I’m going to find the room where this voice sits without a body and perform an exhilarating exorcism on that green tea drinking, cannabis oil infused, higher middle class, failed medical school, unconcerned concern troll while screaming in it’s invisible pompous, genetically and chemically gifted hydrated face: HAVE YOU TRIED EXORCISE? WITCHCRAFT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPIER

Fiddlin’ – July

What I’m currently fiddling with: -This painting that actually looks better as a WIP than what the finished product will look like I’m sure. I’m trying to push myself to be less loyal to my references and making more experimental work so at this point I’m like, hey this WIP is like MODERN ART just by its self! It basically just went down hill from here anyway. -Jack the Ripper and Frankenstein! Two wildly complex murder boys. Separate projects, a series of articles and a screenplay respectfully, but IMAGINE. –Toggl.com since I’m really focusing on the whole time management aspect […]