creative life

“Fading Away”, photograph by Henry Peach Robinson. A writer with chronic illness (or any creative) needs to get serious about creative focus. Chronic illness inspiration doesn't come from uplifting quotes, it comes from getting real and getting your writing done anyway.

5 steps to Creative Focus, in sickness and in health

Writer Jennie Spotila says, “I thought my disability was a barrier to writing my book when, in fact, my disability just presented me with harder choices. Making art is part of you, and when you are sick, you need to remember who you are.”

Lucy Bellwood and Jessica Abel in conversation about self-doubt demons, should monsters, social media, building an audience, and how to rock crowdfunding.

What happens when you let your demons run loose (spoiler: good things)

You should be making your creative work every day. You should be spending more time with your family and friends. You should spend a lot more time in selling your work. You shouldn’t have to sell anything: your work should speak for itself. You should be much further along in your career. You should give

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The value of simple goals

Obviously, one can be overburdened with things that need doing, and that can make getting creative work done very difficult.
But it’s not actually freedom from all the things that makes the work possible.