Do You “Risk It All” for Your Dreams?

I’ve been reading self-help books on and off for years, and I wonder how they can promise that you can “have it all.” However, I also find these inspiring, and they often get me to think about my life in much different…

The Role of Positive Thinking in Creativity

Positive thinking pops up once in awhile in my social media feeds. It seems a new trend is criticizing its usefulness, though I’ve also read other critics who say it’s empty, even harmful. (The New Yorker has a well-rounded article on the research of positive thinking.)…

Storytelling or Missionizing?

I idolized Jean Little in my pre-teens and early teens. Many of her books helped me understand other children. I do believe they made me a nicer person. One novel, Different Dragons, even helped me get over my fear of dogs (though I…

David Lynch’s Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity

Excellent article from the Huffington Post about how one of Hollywood’s most successful directors taps in to his creativity. David Lynch’s Secrets For Tapping Into Your Deepest Creativity.

The Mistake I Made When I was Young

I made one crucial error when I was young: I believed writers only wrote when they were inspired. At the peak of my inspiration, I started new stories, sometimes writing 1,000 words in one go. If I wasn’t inspired, I didn’t write,…

New Mentorship Program in Ontario

Mentorships in many industries are common. They’re an excellent way to build your skills and learn from a highly experienced professional. Some mentorships are informal: mentees simply find someone who’s willing to volunteer their time to help out. Others are formalized via…

1 of 2 Questions Any Creative Person Should Ask Themselves

There are two questions that you need to memorize and train so they become reflexes. I’ll cover the first one today: Can It Get Any Better? We often use the reverse question, “Can it get any worse?” in a bizarre attempt to…