Creativity is a renewable resource—but that doesn’t mean that it’s inexhaustible. Without sustainable use, the creative well tends to run dry, resulting in burnout or writer’s block. This post will address the need to maintain your creative reserves and suggest some ways to refill the well when you’re feeling drained, blocked, or out of ideas. … Continue reading Refilling the Wellspring: 7 Remedies for Creative Drain
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Writers, We Need to Talk About Creative Burnout
This summer, I burned out. I touched on this in my post last week with a few brief paragraphs about why I'd disappeared from most of my online platforms. Part of me wanted to leave it at that, but even as I kept my personal update short, I knew I had more to say. After … Continue reading Writers, We Need to Talk About Creative Burnout
Make Creative Space: Shifting Gears to Slow My Roll
Hi, my name is Erin, and I'm bad at taking breaks. Notoriously bad at it. I am anything but a role model for self-care, no matter how many posts I write about it, trying to convince myself otherwise. Exhibit 1: I am about to write a blog post about how I'm giving myself a break … Continue reading Make Creative Space: Shifting Gears to Slow My Roll
The Unstuckening: Tools for Writer’s Block
If a daily writing process is living the dream, than writer's block is a waking nightmare. Today, apropos of nothing, I'd like to share my tools for breaking through the wall and keeping the words flowing--even when the Muse has taken an unscheduled vacation.