We are living in a time of great uncertainty. The ideas I explore in this blog about hope and resilience are more relevant than ever.
How to Stay Resilient as a Creative Person with Mental or Chronic Illness
Staying mentally healthy is what creative resilience is all about. Here’s how to stay strong as a creative person despite struggling with illness.
Great News from Rejection Survivor Brian Gehrlein!!!
YOU GUYSSSSSSS So I mentioned in a previous post that two of my “query buddies” had found agents… Remember picture book author and Rejection Survivor Brian Gehrlein? If anyone has told you no, that means you are a true artist. That means you’ve knocked on a door. No door ever opened without someone knocking. So […]
Rejection Survivor Interview: Brian Gehrlein
A new pastime of mine in recent weeks has been stalking Twitter for writers talking about rejection and accosting them with a link to the blog and occasionally a request for an interview. (Is this what people call “promotion”…?) And I have to say, I have yet to regret extending that invitation. I always learn […]
The Creative Resilience of Netta Barzilai
Most years, I pretty much ignore the Eurovision song contest. But this year there’s been so much hype around my country’s highly unusual representative–the indomitable Netta Barzilai–that ignoring it has been absolutely impossible. Now, to be clear, part of the reason I usually ignore the contest is that the music is typically not to my […]