Feeling overwhelmed with tasks can often leave us discouraged, dampen our drive and momentum, and prevent us from working towards our goals. It becomes all too easy to avoid doing the work and seek comfort in the seductive haven of YouTube and social media. In these moments of weakness, it is good practice to stop, assess our frame of mind, and combat the thoughts that keep us at risk of becoming jaded.
The following are practical action steps that have helped me to overcome such challenges! Continue reading Battles of the Mind: Dealing With Procrastination
Creative blocks happen to all of us. You don’t know where to take your story or project next, or you’re just plain burned out from working. Here are 7 ideas you can try out, to work your way through creative roadblocks, get refreshed, and approach your work in a new way. Continue reading 7 Ways to Beat Creative Roadblocks
Can you find 10 hours a week to work on your passion projects? If you work a 40+ hour a week job, can you locate 1 hour each work day, and 5 hours on the weekend to practice your craft? Here’s the challenge (and it includes a free printable!) Continue reading How To Find Time For Creativity
Ah, the short film. A staple of film students and cinephiles alike. If you are a film student, you have made (or will make) a few … Continue reading Writing Short Films
When you work independently in a creative industry, it can be challenging to decide what to charge for your services. To make it even harder, many … Continue reading Pricing Your Work
Fiverr is an online freelance marketplace that has been on the scene since 2010. It’s one of the many “e-lancing” platforms that enable creatives to offer … Continue reading Fiverr: The Creative’s Friend or Foe?
Once in a while, it’s good to assess where you are and where you’re headed. Sometimes that leads to new goals and practical changes; and sometimes it shows you that you’re right where you need to be. Artists are people … Continue reading Amplify Your Creative Career
As a working creative, you NEED a website. When people are looking to hire someone, whether they need a plumber or a graphic designer, they will either ask their friends for recommendations, or they will go to the web, or … Continue reading Building an Online Portfolio
The Starving Artist…the old stereotype, brought to life by tales of French painters who died penniless for their art, only for their work to become famous posthumously. That’s what I think of when I hear the term “starving artist.” Someone … Continue reading The New, Not-So-Starving Artists