Inktober is a daily drawing challenge for the month of October, created by illustrator Jake Parker. It's intended to cultivate positive habits, improve drawing skills and foster creativity.
Creativity is a curious concept. People can be quick to label themselves as a creative or uncreative person. But what does it really mean to be creative?
Nobody promised you it was going to be quick or easy or straightforward or even fun. You’re learning that it’s slow and challenging and curly and tedious. But you must push through.
I was invited to chat with Hannah from the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast. We discuss books, writing, New Zealand, and much more in this episode.
How cool is this book-themed puzzle! The books covers pictured are parodies of well-known literary titles, in bold colours with beautiful gold foil highlights.
Sonder: The realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Everyone has a story.
As I hit the 5,000 word mark in my novel, I’m thinking about what got me to this point: Encouragement. Once again I’ve immersed myself in something where I have NO idea where I’m going, NO idea how to get there, and probably NO business even going there. And, I’m loving it.
We’ve all said it: “I don’t have time”. Yet when the unexpected happens – disaster strikes or an advantageous opportunity comes along – the schedule instantly opens up, and our time and attention is redirected to this new task. Do we HAVE time, or can we MAKE time?