How to Meet Your Inner Council of Wise Women

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Sitting down to write this post, I took a picture I drew last year, of Maya, my backpacker, free-spirit self, and put it on the table next to me. See, I’ve built up this inner library of the way things “should” be done on my blog. …

How Community Makes Your Creative Dreams Inevitable

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For years after 8th grade ended, I could always cheer myself up with the thought that no matter how bad things were, at least I was no longer in middle school. My tiny middle school contained some classes with less than 10 people in them.…

How to Make Space for Creativity in Your Life

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I got lucky. In high school, I went to an arts school and majored in Creative Writing. Which meant that every weekday, I wasn’t just allowed, but required to spend an hour and a half writing. Some days, we had class meetings, but most…

How to Make a Creative Breakthrough With Your Blog

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Do you remember what anyone wrote in your middle school yearbook? I do. Ms. Barton, the toughest, best teacher I had in eighth grade, wrote in my yearbook that I was the most creative student she had ever taught. I’ll never forget that. Yet…