3 ways to tell the inner critic to f**k off and create anyway

There it is again. That voice in your head that tells you your art work is crap, or your writing is appalling or it’s not worth bothering. The inner critic is the same voice that tells you your creative ambitions are too scary and it is best if you stay in your safe...

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Find out how this writer tackles multiple writing projects

This week I am very pleased to welcome Philip Whiteley to the Meet The Artist series. Philip is a seasoned writer whose day job is in corporate writing and ghost-writing. On the side he also writes novels. Despite being a professional writer he spent seventeen years...

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What to do when you are daunted by your creative project

I sat in tears at my computer. Why was I doing this? Was it really necessary? Why had I even started it? Maybe I should abandon the idea. I was so daunted. The task in hand was building the home page for my new website. I am technically minded so it wasn’t beyond my...

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The real reason why you haven’t started your creative project

How many people do you know who are passionate about a creative venture but never do anything about it? Every time you ask them about it, there is always a reason why they haven’t started. One of the main reasons that people procrastinate on a project is because they...

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4 reasons why you don’t give yourself permission to create

One of the common problems I see in would-be creatives is that they are waiting for someone else to give them permission to create. This is not always obvious. For example you might be waiting for someone to publish your book to give you permission to be a “proper”...

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