Category: Creativity

Just start

“Half of us are waiting for permission; for someone to say okay, for someone to say do it, for someone to say that is a good idea, [for] someone to give you the money, [for] someone to give… Read More

Breaking the artistic comfort zone

Editing, shooting, writing, and graphic design are all in my wheelhouse. They’re skills I’ve honed for years–some for more than a decade. I’m always active in at least one of these on work days The more creative work… Read More

Daylight savings, a haiku

Peaceful predawn sound Inky, navy, washed out denim The sun arrives.

12 Little Stories

12 Little Stories: a creative challenge for 2014

12 Little Stories is a monthly creative challenge designed to get you out making something new. Stretch yourself creatively, try a new technique, take a risk. In theory, each prompt could be completed from start to finish in… Read More

Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 2006

“Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn’t fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn’t frustrate us on some level, there would… Read More

Storytelling on Twitter

We live in an exciting time for storytellers. Technology and the Internet are providing so many opportunities to tell stories in fresh, exciting ways. I love that Fitzgerald calls Twitter storytelling a new frontier. Working out how to… Read More

Slow growing oaks

Oak trees are slow to grow. This particular oak has been around since before I was born, yet it still looks more like a shrub than a tree. Makes me feel a little better when I think about… Read More

Staying inspired through reading

My how time flies when you’re working hard on a new project. Before you know it, months have passed since the last time you wrote. Oops. I’ve been feeling a burn out coming on for the last couple… Read More

Gut churn and the creative process

“At the beginning it always felt like life or death.”

Refresh your perspective

There comes a point in every creative project where you hit the proverbial wall. It might be writer’s block, designer’s block, or an unexpected problem. When you hit the road block you have a couple of choices. You… Read More