Can Stress Give You a Creative Edge? Plus a Weird Psychological Hack to Feel Better

This week on The Fearless Creative, I sat down with Dr. Derek Novacek and talked about the long-term impact of stress and how stress affects the creative process. You can listen to the episode here or subscribe to The Fearless Creative on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Dr. Novacek is a clinical and research psychologist. He earned his […]

Writing in Times of Stress and Upheaval

Being a writer is the best job in the world. I can work from anywhere, write what I like, and I’m not restricted to a traditional 9-to-5. The only real downside (apart from having to explain what I do when I’m trying to get a bank loan) is that in order to maintain my livelihood, […]

Want to Write More? Stop Watching the News

As writers, one of the most important job requirements is to be a sponge: a sponge for stories, a sponge for places, and a sponge for people and experiences. The stories we read shape our prose and our understanding of narrative structure. The places we visit help us create realistic settings with astounding sensory detail, […]