This year I’m doing #NaNoWriMo my way. What about you?

This year I’m doing #NaNoWriMo my way. What about you?

Hey there rebel!

Let me guess… you were freaking out before NaNoWriMo started - whaaaaat, everyone else is prepared, but I’m not ready!!! - and then you thought you couldn’t possibly write 50K words in one month, and now you feel like you’re falling behind because everyone’s word count is higher…

You know what? Screw that.

Stop thinking about the way everyone else is doing NaNoWriMo. You do you.

From the start, I said that I’d be a NaNo Rebel and…

Looking for support during #NaNoWriMo2018? Join The Rebel Writers!

Looking for support during #NaNoWriMo2018? Join The Rebel Writers!

Hey there rebel,

The story starts on a dreary Saturday, a week before National Novel Writing Month - the biggest writing event of the year where you attempt to write a book in one month - and the protagonist is a girl in pink pajamas, smearing chocolate on her keyboard. You know, a normal Saturday morning.

Obviously the girl is me.

As I was sitting there, just having watched the funniest movie about a writing group ever and looking at the #nanowrimo2018 tweets and partaking in a dozen conversations, I realized that I wanted more

Writer's block just before NaNoWriMo? Try my non-sucky writing prompts!

Writer's block just before NaNoWriMo? Try my non-sucky writing prompts!

Hey there rebel!

Usually I have 100 ideas every day, so writer’s block… not really a problem, except for when I’m psychologically blocked. But back in the beginning of 2018, I was starting to write short stories and I found myself with NO IDEAS.

I was shocked. How come? Well, it happens to all.

My solution was to come up with some (non-sucky) writing prompts, and I don’t mean the ones that give you a story idea to write, but the ones that are merely tools to help you come up with your own fun ideas.

(Two of those are perfect for speculative fiction writers like yours truly, and the rest are perfect for anyone who writes storiesssss.)

How to blog when you have “too many interests.”

How to blog when you have “too many interests.”

Hey there rebel!

If you’re multipassionate, you probably know how weird it is to start a blog… because you are supposed to pick one subject and when you do, it only lasts a while before you have to create a new blog, and a new blog, and a…

Yeah, it gets crazy. But it doesn’t have to be.

You don’t have to worry whether you’re confusing your people or whether you’re losing their interest or whether you’re coming off as flakey.

Suffering from perfectionism? My clients love this exercise.

Suffering from perfectionism? My clients love this exercise.

Hey there rebel!

Do you tend to overdo everything you, well, do? Like… you can finish a presentation in an hour, but you take ten hours because every single slide has to look and sound… perfect? I know the feeling.

When I’m on Photoshop, a single image takes me hours to complete and then a couple more to create a ton more images that differ only slightly.

It used to drive me mad!!!

And it’s even worse when you’ve just started doing something new - video, podcasting, or what not, and you want it to be perfect, but it can’t be, so you drive yourself even more mad. Madder than the Mad Hatter…

How to get rid of your Inner Critic.

How to get rid of your Inner Critic.

Hey there rebel!

If you’re a creative of any sort, or a human of any sort, you know what it’s like to have a grumpy old puss inside your brain spoiling everyone’s fun.

Yes, I’m talking about your Inner Critic.

Back when I was starting this brand in 2015, I had a major case of Impostor Syndrome and my Inner Critic was milking it. He was saying that I sucked, that I couldn’t do anything right, and why even bother…

Balancing creative work and creative hobbies.

Balancing creative work and creative hobbies.

Hey there rebel!

Have you ever had any trouble balancing your work with your creativity?

I’ve recently experienced a difficulty around the impossible task of doing both my online business and my fiction writing justice. I would either jump into one and then have no energy for the other, or I would try to do both and fail.

Balancing work and hobbies is hard enough, but when your work is creative and your hobby is creative, WATCH OUT.

Today I’m talking about this on my Youtube channel and sharing how I’m planning to tackle this problem…

Follow my journey on Patreon!

Follow my journey on Patreon!

Hey there rebel!

I’ve entered a new creative season of writing short stories (my top 10) and making videos for my Youtube channel! Yayyy.

And I would love to do these things on a regular basis, but I need your help! Which is why I started my own Patreon page! Wheeeee.

So if you like my content and want to help me out to write and shoot video regularly, go ahead and donate whatever you can on Patreon.

Having “too many passions” doesn’t mean you can’t follow one path.

Having “too many passions” doesn’t mean you can’t follow one path.

Hey there rebel!

Do you have “too many passions”? Does it drive you crazy? Do you sometimes wish you could have "a “one true calling” like the normal people?

Yeah… I know that feeling well.

The good news is: You don’t need one passion to have one path.

In today’s vlog I tell you my multipassionate story - how I went through all the things to arrive back to where I started. Your journey will be different, but maybe you’ll find parts that resonate and make you feel better.

When was the last time you did that thing?

When was the last time you did that thing?

Hey there rebel!

The day has come - I have started VLOGGING.

(And I don’t mean like last couple of times when I did a few videos and then dropped off the face of Youtube for a year.)

My goal for this channel is to share my thoughts as a writer, multipassionate, and creative rebel, and have you join me on this crazy journey.

The first vlog is a tiny motivational video…

Client Story: How Rosemary overcame her fear of "what if" and started her first podcast.

Client Story: How Rosemary overcame her fear of "what if" and started her first podcast.

Hey there rebel!

Today's post is an interview with a client of mine who just started her own rebellious podcast People Behind the Business, and I am so proud of her for jumping into it like she did. Most of us would plan a project for ages until we have figured it out and made it perfect, but Rosemary just knew that she would figure it out as she went, and that's what I love about her. The other thing I love is that she is always genuine, no matter what. You'll see in the interview.

But hey, let's hear the story from Rosemary herself... 

A creative way to overcome your limitations and reach your full potential.

A creative way to overcome your limitations and reach your full potential.

Hey there rebel!

You know that friend who always comes to you with the same problem? You want to help them, but you can't, so you hope they'll go see a therapist or listen to their mother... and then they come back with the same problem.

Your friends probably feel like this about you, too. ;)

We all have friends like that, and we can't help them because they have to help themselves first... even though they don't know how.

Do any of us know how to overcome fear? I don't think so.

Anyway, I recently watched the TED talk I believe could change all that friends-in-fear loop going around. And before I tell you how, I want you to watch it.

Every multipassionate makes this mistake when starting a business.

Every multipassionate makes this mistake when starting a business.

Hey there rebel!

If you're reading this, you have many interests and the last thing you want to do is to specialize in one thing/field/skill. Right?

Well, that probably goes for the kind of business you start, too.

If you don't want to box yourself in a single discipline or an industry, if you want to keep your options open and keep exploring everything you find fascinating, WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU BOX YOURSELF INTO A NICHE?!

There, I said it.

I am flying in the face of marketing and expert advice. And there are experts out there who are actually pulling their hair out, reading this.

Dear Multipassionate, you don't need the box to complete your puzzle.

Dear Multipassionate, you don't need the box to complete your puzzle.

Hey there rebel!

Remember when you were little and doing all the puzzles?

Your parents would buy you the really cute ones, and it would be a breeze to complete them, but every once in a while, they'd get you a really tough one, and you'd have no choice but to constantly peek at the box...

Now imagine you're an adult, completing your life puzzle, and you don't have a box to look at when things get tough. 

Imagine that none of the pieces seem to fit together.

OUCH.

Welcome to the life of a multipassionate.

Why it's OK to be multipassionate, even though society doesn't want you to be.

Why it's OK to be multipassionate, even though society doesn't want you to be.

Hey multipasionate!

So…

You’re multipassionate, meaning you have many interests.

Congrats! You are now a minority, which means that society will often disregard your needs and suffocate your dreams.

Hold on, there must be some good news… Right???

Actually, there is!

There are SO many multipassionate people out there, and you can join forces with them to feel less alone and discriminated against.

To be clear, we are not so much discriminated against as we are completely ignored and misunderstood. I don’t think the world even knows we exist, which is probably why most multipassionate people don’t know it's OK to be who they are until their late 20s or maybe even later.

All the ways to repurpose all the content you already have.

All the ways to repurpose all the content you already have.

Hey there rebel!

You will not believe what I'm doing...

Basically, as soon as the Sun started shining and the winter fog lifted, I felt the familiar manic tug of the Spring and started revamping my site, my shop, and my marketing strategy. Sounds like a lot? Well... it is.

But the one part that has truly changed everything for me is:

Repurposing content…

Need creative inspiration? Check out these amazing #100dayproject ideas!

Need creative inspiration? Check out these amazing #100dayproject ideas!

Hey there rebel!

It's been 16 days since the start of #the100dayproject, and if you still don't know what it is, it's an annual creative challenge that forces you to create every day and share what you've created on Instagram...

Except, I'm a rebel. So I'm writing flash fiction and sharing on twitter.

And since I've been following a lot of the people who share their art on twitter, I decided to share some of my favorites today on the blog. :)

Enjoy...

Why you need to start by blogging. A story.

Why you need to start by blogging. A story.

Hey there rebel!

My clients always ask me how I started...

And I have to say, the only thing that got me started and trampolined into the air, high enough to be able to start a business, was blogging. 

That's right, all you need to do is start blogging.

If you don't have a business yet, or you have one, but it's not going anywhere, the only "magic pill" that I know of is adding a blog to the equation.

Why?

Because it helps people. It engages them. It attracts them. It makes them want more. And it's FUN! Unless you'd rather do a podcast or a vlog... hey, whatever form of content you work with best, i say go for it. Because your strengths will trampoline you into the future, just like my writing did for me.

Enough with the vagueness, here's the story...

Do you want to be a better creative? Try #the100DayProject!

Do you want to be a better creative? Try #the100DayProject!

Hey there rebel!

Today marks the beginning of this year's 100 Day project.

(It was created by Elle Luna and The Great Discontent in 2014.)

Starting today, creatives all over the world are going to create something every day for the next 100 days. Whether that's painting or poetry or logos or angel dolls or stories or whatever, it doesn't matter. You can make anything.

The point of this project is to:

  • develop a daily creative habit
  • get better at your craft through daily practice
  • develop your own unique style through daily practice
  • become more confident in your craft and style
  • share your progress with the world

If this sounds like FUN, all you need is a theme, and you can start!

How to make your life, career, and business YOURS.

How to make your life, career, and business YOURS.

Hey there rebel!

I've been thinking a lot about making things yours... 

Because there's a lot of rules and limitations in life, we sometimes forget that we have a choice in changing and controlling where our life or work is going, and as a result, we fall into a false sense of security that ends up becoming our unbecoming. In the end, we all want to be happy, not just to get by.

So how do you make your life yours? Your career? Your business?

I asked myself this question because it comes up a lot with my clients...