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Lori’s Blog on 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,…

Getting to Your Next Step: Advice on Dancing, Auditions & Life from the Cast of The Next Step

The September 2013 issue for Just Dance! Magazine included my article on The Next Step, a reality-style show about an elite group of competitive dancers that airs on the Family Channel in Canada. Some of the cast members may be familiar to…

The Seeds of Childhood – Part 2

I didn’t plan a part 2 when I wrote last week’s blog, but the idea wouldn’t stay quiet. A magnet in my gut pulled me to the computer to publish a poem I’d written as a kid. I think I was in…

Your Creative Self vs. Your Ruling Self: Who Wins?

Rules are a common language in whatever medium you’re expressing your creative self with. Nothing emphasizes this more than a young child learning to tell jokes. Once they’ve learned the chicken joke, they start experimenting with other things that cross the road…

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…

Every Little Bit Helps Your Goals

The desire to achieve your dreams can be overwhelming. Maybe you’re trying to stop spending so much, or maybe you’re trying to write or paint more, or maybe you dream of running your own home business. It’s easy to see the big…