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October 2012 - Connie Mann

Three Steps to Trap Your Creative Demons

At this time of year, ghosts, goblins and ghouls seem to lurk behind every bush and on every television commercial. But for those of us trying to create something, those monsters don’t just appear at the end of October. We battle them every single day of the year. You...

Where Would You Like Your Nipple?

How’s that for the title of a blog post? Actually, that’s the title of Mackenzie Crowne’s new book about her battle with breast cancer.I’m excited to have Mac with us today, to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness month and her new book of encouragement. Like most of...

Avoid Social Media’s Big Lie

Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, Pinterest. The list of social media options gets longer every day. And so does the pressure to be an active participant. No matter what dream you’re chasing or business you’re pursuing, the experts say you need to be involved...

Three Weird Things to Check When You’re Stalled

Your latest creative project is bopping along right on schedule, you’re getting words on the page, paint on the canvas or notes on the scale. All is well. Until it’s not. You hit a wall and suddenly you’re stuck. Completely. If you’re like me, you growl, smack a few...

Are You Done Preparing?

When we start a new creative project–whether it’s writing a book, designing a quilt or painting a landscape—there is some necessary prep time. To plan. To think it through. To buy supplies. All of that is necessary and important, because without good planning...