Welcome to our fourth roundup of the ‘best of the internet.’ I’m really starting to enjoy searching out and sharing these wonderful ‘truffles’ with you. I hope you’re finding good stuff here that maybe you might have otherwise missed. Without any further ado, let’s get started with something a little bit personal… 1. Viewing […]
Is your ‘to-do’ list threatening to do you in?
I grew up in the Canadian Prairies, in the 1970’s, so this might be ‘of an era’ but I distinctly remember a regular event at Beavers, Cub Scouts, Church picnics and School sports days was a race where we had to push peanuts across the gym floor with our nose. Does anyone else have […]
How Many Books Could You Sell by Christmas?
Whether you’re able to attend our London workshop or not, I want you think about what you could achieve by Christmas? How many books could you sell? How many chapters could you write? How many paintings could you complete? How many drafts of your play? How many grant applications could you complete? How many casting […]
10 Ways to Remain a ‘Starving Artist’
1. Give it away for free You’re probably sick of it, right? I mean you’ve spent hours/days/weeks/months slaving over it. Perhaps it’s been a struggle to bring this piece of art to life – looking at it might remind you of the sleepless nights or the painful doubts it caused you. So just get rid […]
Be Empty to Hear the Answers.
To survive, an individual must repetitively stop whatever it is doing to ask how it is doing, to think about where it needs to go, and to be empty to hear the answers. M Scott Peck I have long been a fan of M Scott Peck’s writing. The Road Less Travelled was a huge influence on […]
Social Media for Performing Artists: A Guide
Social media is ridiculously important to performing artists. I spent the last year studying for an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship through the University of East Anglia. This was a fantastic year filled will learning of how to thrive as a creative business person. My dissertation was entitled: Keep the Conversation Going: 65 Social Media Strategies […]
Sustainability: How taking time off can HELP your creative practice
One really hard lesson that I am trying to learn (rather unsuccessfully) is about sustainability and pacing. You see part of sustainable creativity is how do you pace yourself to avoid burnout. Sustainability and habits (especially bad ones) I have got into really bad habits of working seven days per week. This means that I don’t […]