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How to Rise Above the Struggle of Becoming a Creative Professional

You’re an artist. You know it and I know it. You didn’t need me to affirm that you are an artist. Right?

However, are you a professional?

Perhaps the question would be better phrased: Do you consider yourself a professional? Your answer matters.

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22 of the Best Quotes on Writing Ever

I love quotes about writing. I hope you do, too. If you do, I’d love to know what your favorite quote about the craft is – how about sharing it with us?

With that in mind, I asked fellow bloggers for their favorite quotes, and, oh boy, what a response!

Below you’ll find some of the best quotes about writing ever.


The Secret To Becoming Famous and Creating Something That Matters

Do you want to be a famous author, blogger, inventor, designer or perhaps a mega movie or rock star?

It’s time for some tough-love my friends, if you want to know the secret.

Creative Commons by Christian Holmér


Every Writer Needs A Little (or a lot) of Inspiration, So Here You Go

It’s true, every writer needs a little inspiration every now and then, and some of us need a lot of inspiration all of the time.

But sometimes inspiration can be just as hard to come by as words are to write.

I’ve got good news for you, thanks to Dana Sitar it doesn’t have to be that way.

A Writer’s Bucket List


Why Keeping a Journal is so Important for Writers and all Creative Types

I’m sure you know what it is like to have a blank page or canvas in front of you, but you’re unable to capture the great idea you had because you can’t fully remember it.

You need something to stimulate your thoughts or help you remember.

I have a solution that’s been working for me and it may help you, too. Truth is, we tend to make it harder than it needs to be.

Creative Commons by Rafael Soares


Do You Want To Be A Writer Who Gets Noticed? (Here’s the Secret)

Are you a writer? Yes, absolutely. You are a writer. (Declare it – tweet it.)

But that was the wrong question. The right question is in the title of this post:

Do you want to be a writer who gets noticed?

Tribe Writers


Stop Blending and Put True Magic into Your Creativity

Have you ever read something you wrote or viewed something you created – be it a blog post, a painting, landscaping, or anything that was meant to be creative – then realized it’s more typical than unique?

You followed a proven formula. So your creation should be attracting attention. But it’s not. It’s part of the collective.

It is time to become an individual, to stand out and be noticed.

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How To Edit Your Book Until It’s “Finished”

From Bryan: This is a guest post by Joe Bunting. Joe is a professional ghostwriter and editor. He is the publisher of The Write Practice and the creator of Story Cartel.

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to edit a book. “I have a 60,000 word manuscript,” people tell me, “but I don’t know how to know if it’s ready to publish.”

Some of these writers want to finish up the manuscripts they began during NaNoWriMo. Others are in the middle of their first draft and are enthusiastically thinking ahead to their next steps.

However, they’re all asking the same question: How do you know when your book is finished?


The Most Overlooked Way to Bring Life to Your Blog Writing

Today I am going to share with you the most overlooked way to bring life to your blog writing.

By becoming an outlaw.

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The Only Way You Will Ever Create Something Wonderful

It’s a funny thing, creating something that matters. Sometimes we create something that touches the many, but too often we create stuff that doesn’t seem to appeal to anyone, not even ourselves. (I’m using “we” so I don’t feel so alone.)

I’m a writer. The page is my canvas, but your creativity may have a different canvas.

Whatever canvas you use to create, I bet you want to create something wonderful, even magical – every time. I’ve finally found the answer to creating something wonderful and it’s really the only way that works.

Mona Lisa in the Louvre, Paris- photo by Joan Faith