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8 Habits Of The Highly Productive Artist

Habits are the actions that gradually make us who we are. They can give us strength to succeed, or, they can become a barrier to our creative dreams. When you hear stories about high achievers like Ernest Hemingway who wrote forty seven drafts to his novel, A Farewell to Arms before deciding on the right …

6 Tips for the Perfect Creative Cave

Imagine you could climb into your own subconscious and construct the creative work space of your dreams. Well, if you focus on the right things, you actually can. What you’ll need to hone in on is the way your mind works in relation to the layout of the room. Next, you’ll need to layer in …

3 Quick Ways To Snap Out Of A Creative Rut

The pursuit of art is a long and winding road. Craft development is a never-ending cycle, and the artist’s path requires patience, lots of trial and error, and true love of the process. Sometimes we can hit droughts in productivity that may be hard to escape. Luckily, all it usually calls for is a shake …

John Leguizamo’s Golden Advice To Artists

When I worked as an entertainment reporter in New York, I interviewed John Leguizamo when he starred in David Mamet’s play, American Buffalo, a tale about small time crooks who come to blows over their own greed and desire. We were backstage at its Broadway debut, and the press and fans were in a frenzy, …

Reframing Rejection In The Arts

My life has always revolved around creativity. Even at the age of ten, I was belting it out in musical theatre festivals and winning public speaking contests. My first job after college was as an entertainment host at one of the local TV stations in Edmonton, Alberta. I enjoyed my work, but I felt restless. …

What I Learned From Will Ferrell’s Good Vibes

I was once assigned to report at a press event for Will Ferrell’s Broadway debut, You’re Welcome America, which he wrote and starred in. When I first arrived, the rest of the press were setting up cameras in the dimly lit gymnasium. It was mid-January, and the general energy of the room was glum. The …

How To Slay The Top 5 Creative Blocks

Your outlook on life is the canvas you begin with when you create. A healthy point of view about what you have to contribute will be invaluable to your work. If negative self talk is so automatic you barely notice it, or fear of failure has taken the wheel completely, you probably know it’s time …

A Bold Moment With Liza Minnelli

The Tony Awards has always been on my bucket list of events I’d kill to report on. It’s a chance to interview the biggest names in Broadway, and when it became a reality for me, I knew I had to make the most of it. Rockefeller Plaza’s Rainbow Room was host to the post-awards interviews …